§ MR. NEWNESon behalf of Mr. ATHERLEY-JONES (Durham, N.W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to a statement in the public Press that an outrage has been committed by the Pacha of Morocco against the property of the Native Agent of the British Legation, and whether the statement is accurate that Her Majesty's Government intend to demand reparation; whether the Agent is one Bookber A1 Ganjowie, who is a notorious slave dealer in Morocco, and whether the alleged outrage consisted in the closing, by order of the Sultan, of certain houses of ill-fame owned by him; and, what is the nature of the reparation demanded by Her Majesty's Government?
§ * SIR J. FERGUSSON
No information has been received at the Foreign Office on the subject. The principal newspapers have been searched, but the statement referred to by the hon. Member has not been found.