§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government have made any representations to the Russian Government, if so, with what result, on the question of naval mines outside the territorial limits in the seat of war in the Far East; and whether, in view of the increased range of modern projectiles. His Majesty's Government are prepared to recognise any extension of the three-mile limit.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY, Kensington, S.)
No representations of the character indicated in the first paragraph of the hon. Member's Question have been made to either of the belligerent Powers, but the subject is engaging the attention of His Majesty's Government. The answer to the second paragraph of the Question is in the negative.