§ MR. JAMES O'KELLY (Roscommon, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the policy of maintaining the status quo in the Mediterranean, announced by His Majesty's Government to Parliament last session, applies equally to the status quo in the Adriatic; and whether His Majesty's Government has received any information of an agreement between France 609 and Italy looking to a contingent disturbance of the status quo, and referred to publicly by M. Delcassé and, if so, whether he will inform Parliament of the nature and effect of the agreement between France and Italy, especially with regard to Trieste and Dalmatia.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CRANBORNE, Rochester)
The answer to the first Question is in the affirmative. His Majesty's Government are not aware of any agreement between France and Italy involving a disturbance of the status quo in the Mediterranean.