HC Deb 16 March 1885 vol 295 cc1229-30

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If his attention has been called to a statement in The Globe of 17th February that, on a charge of having stolen a bullock, a man's eyes were cut out by order of one of the local authorities in Morocco; and, will Her Majesty's Government continue to protect the Sultan of Morocco from Foreign aggression without insisting on the reform of his administration?


Her Majesty's Government have no official information of such an outrage having been committed; but Her Majesty's Minister will be instructed to report upon the facts of the case. Her Majesty's Representative at Tangiers exerts all the influence which he can bring to bear to prevent abuses in the administration of Morocco, and to promote reform.