HC Deb 10 June 1892 vol 5 c696

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been directed to the report of the proceeding in the French Chamber on the 31st ultimo relating to the disturbances in Uganda, in which M. Ribot is reported to have said— We have indicated to the English Government that we should hold it responsible for the acts of a Company—the British East Africa Company—which it has installed, and which is on its own responsibility; and that, if cruelty has been done, it must repair it, and repudiate it and wash its hands of deeds which are a shame to civilisation"; and whether, in view of this important pronouncement, Her Majesty's Government will have this matter investigated?


The hon. Member will allow me to answer, as the matter concerns the Foreign Office. I must refer the hon. Member to the answers which I gave him and other hon. Members on the 31st in reply to similar questions. I have nothing to add to those replies. The statement reported to have been made by M. Ribot does not modify the situation.