§ MR. ASHLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the commercial Treaty recently concluded between Germany and Abyssinia, exempts German subjects in Abyssinia from the jurisdiction of native Abyssinian Courts and places them under German Consular jurisdiction; whether English subjects are subject to the jurisdiction of the Abyssinian Courts; and, if so, whether ho proposes to take any steps to obtain for English subjects the same privilege which German subjects now enjoy.
§ THE SECEETAEY OF STATE FOR FOEEIGN AFFAIRS (Sir EDWARD GREY, Northumberland, Berwick)
The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. No arrangements have been made for exempting the subjects of any foreign Power from the jurisdiction of these Courts.