HC Deb 08 March 1886 vol 303 c100
MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether his attention has been directed to the recommendations of Mr. Cameron in No. 48 and Inclosure, Egypt, No. 2, and to the Reports of Commander Jones and Admiral Lord John Hay in No. 135, Egypt, No. 2; and, whether British ships are still under orders to "prevent goods of all kinds" from reaching the tribes on the East Coast of Africa?


Her Majesty's Government are aware of the Correspondence to which the hon. Member calls attention. Instructions were given early in October last to Her Majesty's cruisers to prevent the importation of supplies by sea for the use of the hostile tribes in the neighbourhood of Suakin, and no alteration has sence been made in these instructions.


Will the Government take steps to cause other instructions to be issued?


I am afraid I must ask the hon. Member to give Notice of that Question.

MR. O'KELLY (Roscommon, N.)

begged to give Notice to ask the hon. Gentleman, Whether protests were not made by this country against the French for establishing a rice blockade in the late Chinese War; and, whether, in view of that protest, he thought the Government ought to establish a corn blockade on the East Coast of Africa?