HC Deb 17 August 1883 vol 283 c963

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If his attention has been called to the case of the representative of the firm of Messrs. Raphael, Tuck, and Sons, of Coleman Street, London, a British subject, who, although travelling with a passport issued only fourteen days before by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, was expelled from St. Petersburg on his arrival on Wednesday, the 15th of August, because he was a Jew; and, whether Her Majesty's Government will endeavour to prevent a repetition of such treatment to British subjects on account of their religion?


Yes, Sir; a letter was received yesterday from the firm, and Her Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires will be directed to report upon the facts of the case, in order that the Secretary of State may consider what steps can be taken in the matter.