HC Deb 05 March 1895 vol 31 cc386-7
MAJOR DARWIN (Staffordshire, Lich field)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether 1,500 rifles were lately imported into Brass, in the Niger Coast Protectorate; and whether such importation is contrary to the Brussels Act; and, if so, whether a searching inquiry will be made into the whole circumstances connected with such importation?


Such importation is contrary to the Brussels Act, and, as was stated last Thursday, the question of how the natives came to be possessed of a large quantity of arms of precision is one of the circumstances which will be inquired into.