HC Deb 02 June 1908 vol 189 c1703
MR. JOYNSON-HICKS (Manchester, N.W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received representations of the injury to British trade in Morocco in consequence of the continued unsettled state of affairs prevailing there; and whether he can take any steps, in concert with France and other interested Powers, to bring these unsatisfactory conditions to an end.


I am aware that trade must suffer by continuance of disturbance in Morocco; but I must refer the hon. Member to Article 2 of the Anglo-French Declaration of 1904, and to the special position of France and Spain in Morocco under the Algeciras Act. The measures now being taken are those considered best adapted to restore order.