HC Deb 03 June 1890 vol 344 c1842
DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the following passage in a speech made by Mr. Stanley at the dinner to which he was entertained by the London Chamber of Commerce on the 21st of May— The Germans had recently captured 10,000 bullocks from the Natives in British territory, and there was no one to say, Boh! (Loud cheers,) He could speak very forcibly, but he would restrain himself"; whether it is true that the Germans were allowed to capture 10,000 bullocks from natives in British territory without remonstrance: and whether the British Government have surrendered any territory to Germany; and, if so, what territory? I may add that a portion of the quotation from Mr. Stanley has been omitted, in which he said that the British Government have permitted the German Government to extend their influence beyond the line originally agreed upon.


In answer to paragraphs 1 and 2 we have no information to that effect. I was about to answer to the third paragraph in the negative; but, upon the explanation now given, I will add that no arrangement has been come to in regard to the respective spheres of influence.

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