§ MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in the event of a continuance of hostile raids on the part of the Matabele into Mashonaland, it is intended to seek, through the Portuguese Government, the assistance of the Mozambique Company for the purpose of assuring the safety of the British population; and whether all questions between the British and Portuguese Governments relating to the frontier disputes between the British South Africa Company and the Mozambique Company have been finally arbitrated upon in accordance with the Anglo-Portuguese Convention of 11th June, 1891; if not, what measures the Government intend adopting for the purpose of terminating the disputes?
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. GREY,) Northumberland, Berwick
I am not aware of any such intention. There have been no arbitrations under the Anglo-Portuguese Convention of Juno 11, 1891. The frontier, south of the Zambesi, has been surveyed by Major Leverson as British Commissioner, and a line laid down which is being discussed with the Portuguese Government.