HC Deb 12 May 1891 vol 353 cc560-1
SIR G. BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government has any knowledge of the mission which, it is reported, the Gaza Chief Gungunhana is sending to England; whether this chief has declared himself quite independent of Portuguese control; and whether he has communicated to the Government any desire for close alliance with the British Empire?


The Chief Commissioner has reported that two messengers from Gungunhana are being sent privately to England. They have not been officially recognised. 2 and 3. Any declarations or communications made by Gungunhana have been made to private individuals. As far as our present information goes, much of the territory claimed by Gungunhana has been recognised by this country as Portuguese dominion in earlier Treaties.