§ MR. JAMES O'KELLY
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the status quo at Koweit constitutes an effective annexation of a portion of the Turkish Empire by Great Britain; and whether any protest has been made by the Turkish Government.
§ * LORD CRANBORNE
There have been mutual requests for explanations as to the reported action of the Turkish Authorities, and of the British Naval Officers, and an agreement to preserve the status quo is maintained on either side. The words have of course no such meaning as is suggested in the Question.