§ 22. Mr. GIBBS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an official refusal has been given to the invitation to participate in the Panama Exhibition at San Francisco; and, if so, the reasons for withholding official recognition; and whether, in view of the importance attached to this exhibition by the American people, the Board will reconsider its decision in this matter?
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on the 5th instant by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, of which I am sending him a copy. My right hon. Friend asks me to say that, through a mistake, the answer supplied to and reported in the Press was incomplete. The full answer, as given, will be found in the OFFICIAL REPORT for the 5th instant, column 1246.