§ MR. A. PEASE (York)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether there is any foundation for the statement which has appeared in the French newspapers, and been copied into the English papers, that the British Government are disposed to cede the island of Dominica to France in consideration of her renunciation of all rights over the Newfoundland fisheries?
§ *SIR J. FERGUSSON
This is the first I have heard of the report. There is no foundation for the statement.