§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the statement by the German Chancellor, reported in the Times of 6th February, that in addition to 4,000,000 marks paid to the Sultan of Zanzibar for the surrender of his Coast territory, another 6,000,000 was to be paid as compensation to the sufferers by the disturbances in that quarter; and if he can say whether any portion of that money is to go to the British-Indian subjects who suffered, or to any other British subjects, or to the East Africa Company?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir J. FERGUSSON, Manchester, N.E.)
There was a mistake in the Times telegraphic summary. The sum of 6,000,000 was mentioned as destined for the improvement of the country. Nothing was said about compensation to sufferers, and I fear that, in the circumstances, they have no valid claims.