§ DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether his attention has been called to the statement made by the Odessa Correspondent of The Daily News, regarding the case of John William Robinson, a British subject, stated to be undergoing the eleventh month of an imprisonment at Kieff, in connection with some passport offence; whether Robinson's offence was the non-possession of a passport, or the possession of a false passport; and, whether representations have been made to the Russian Government on the subject?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
Her Majesty's Consul General at Odessa reports that Robinson is stated by the Russian authorities at Kieff to have been condemned on the 4th of December last to four months' imprisonment for having resided in Russia under a false name with an Austrian passport. Robinson states that he was in prison about six months before being tried. Her Majesty's Ambassador at St. Petersburgh is inquiring into the case; but his report has not yet been received.