§ MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether any attempt is now being made, or has recently been made, to arrive at a Settlement with the French Government, as to the French rights on the Newfoundland shore; and can he state what is the present position of the negotiations.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
His Majesty's Government has been in communication with the Government of France on this question, but I am not in a position to make any further statement at present.
§ MR WILLIAM REDMOND
Can the the right hon. Gentleman say how long these negotiations have been proceeding?