17. Lieut.-Colonel J. WARD
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the water supply of Tangier is now in the hands of a new French company; whether he is aware that the company have recently seized the lands of a British subject in pursuance of their operations; and, if so, whether he will use his influence to protect the property and interest of British subjects resident in Tangier from unnecessary and illegal interference?
The concession for the supply of water to Tangier was granted in May, 1919, to a French company. His Majesty's Government have received no information of the seizure by this company of land belonging to a British subject. If my hon. and gallant Friend will give me further particulars of the ease to which he refers I will cause inquiries to be made into the matter.