HC Deb 04 August 1904 vol 139 cc961-2

To ask the Under-Secretary of † See (4) Debates, cxxx., 260. State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the duration of the Acheen War, which has now lasted some thirty Years, and having regard to the suffering which this has entailed on the natives of a small corner of Sumatra, His Majesty's Government will use their good offices with the Continental Powers to arrange that the dispute between the Government of the Netherlands and the Sultan of Acheen be referred to the arbitration of the Hague Peace Tribunal.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) I must refer the hon. Member to the Answer given on 28th July,‡ to which I have nothing further to add.