HC Deb 23 March 1905 vol 143 cc952-3
MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

I beg to ask the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state in full the arrangements which have been come to with the Somali Mullah; and whether this arrangement will enable a reduction to be made in the garrison now quartered in Somaliland.


I am afraid we have no further information on the subject, † See page 177. but we have telegraphed to General Swayne for further details, which have not yet arrived.


Does the noble Lord moan to say that the Government are under the impression that some treaty arrangement has been come to with the Mullah? Are they not aware how far that goes?


I think I have already announced that an arrangement was made with and an agreement was signed by the Mullah with the Italian representative. He also sent a representative to Berbera, who signed peace there with General Swayne.