§ Mr. MITCHELL-THOMSON
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs a question of which I have given him private notice, namely: Whether he is in a position to give any further information regarding the situation in Mexico, whether there is any truth in the report that one of His Majesty's Consuls has telegraphed for assistance, and what action His Majesty's Government are taking to protect British interests, which have been greatly prejudiced in Mexico by the prolonged disorder there?
§ Mr. ACLAND
I have nothing new to report on the situation in Mexico, which, as the House knows, has been disturbed for some time. We have not heard that any of His Majesty's Consuls has requested the services of a battleship, but I understand that these reports emanate from a quarter where reports not infrequently arise in anticipation of the events to which they refer.