§ MR. ATKINSON (Boston)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that King George of Tonga has not carried out his promise to Her Majesty's Commissioner as to religious liberty and freedom of worship; and whether any steps are to be taken?
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir J. FERGUSSON,) Manchester, N.E.
The reports we have received on the subject are unsatisfactory, and Sir J. Thurston started last May for Tonga in order to make representations to the King with a view of bringing about a better state 1161 of things. We have not yet received his Report, and have no confirmation of the telegrams which have appeared in the Press in the course of the last few days.