MR. A. M 'ARTHUR (Leicester)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has reason to believe that effectual means have been taken to suppress the Slave Trade on the West Coast of Madagascar; and, whether Her Majesty's Consul at Tamatave has adequate means to punish British subjects in Madagascar who may engage in slave trading?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
Her Majesty's Government have reason to believe that the 74 means taken have been effectual in suppressing the trade. Her Majesty's Consul has powers under Order in Council, which would, it is believed, suffice for punishing British subjects engaged in the trade.