§ 3. Sir ARCHIBALD WILLIAMSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can give any information regarding the state of the Panama Canal; and if he has any information showing that the American Government contemplate abandoning it and that American engineers are now in this country investigating data regarding a canal route through Nicaragua?
§ Lord R. CECIL
Our information is that although the movement of shipping through the canal is occasionally delayed for a short time owing to the necessity of dredging after landslides, the canal traffic is otherwise proceeding normally. His Majesty's Government have no information with regard to the last part of the question.