HC Deb 12 August 1889 vol 339 c1012
MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a leading article in the Malta of 18th July, making exceedingly grave charges against English troops just arrived at Robato; and whether he can give the House any information as to the truth or otherwise of such charges?

* THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle

I have not heard of this affair until the hon. Member drew my attention to it. In reply to a question from me, the Governor of Malta has telegraphed:—"Newspaper reports of disturbance at Rabato a gross and malicious exaggeration."