§ Colonel WEDGWOOD by Private Notice
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any account from His Britannic Majesty's Consul in Syria as to the recent affairs in Damascus, and can he give the House any information as to the casualties due to the bombardment, losses suffered by 28 British subjects, and the allegation that the panic among the Europeans was due to the action or inaction of the Consul?
I am in communication with the French Government on this subject, and trust that the hon. and gallant Gentleman will allow me to defer an answer to his question until I have received their reply.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
I take it that the right hon. Gentleman has received no report from the Consul whom we have there?