§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the resolutions of the Brussels Conference, modifying the provisions of the Berlin Act regarding Free Trade in Africa, have come into force or will come into force at once, in the absence of an agreement of all the Powers parties to the Berlin Act?
§ * SIR J. FERGUSSON
The Act provides that it shall come into force after all the ratifications shall have been deposited at Brussels. This must take place within a year at the latest. It is, consequently, not at present in force.