§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can inform the House of the result of the arbitration in the dispute between Great Britain and Russia as to the Tientsin railway siding and the adjacent lands; and what steps have to be taken to carry out the arrangement come to.
§ LORD CRANBORNE
Information has been received by telegraph from His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Peking that the arbitrator has issued his award on part of the case submitted to him, namely, as it is stated in the telegram, the Chi Chia Lou Land. The land 790 is to remain railway property, and the railway is to compensate Prince Su to the extent of the amount originally paid to the Chinese seller. We are awaiting a despatch on the subject from Mr. Townley as to further details.