§ SIR G. BADEN-POWELL (Liver pool, Kirkdale)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the many important British interests connected with that part of Africa, he can now state what is to be the precise scope of the proposed Inquiry into the recent troubles in the Brass neighbourhood, and by whom will the Inquiry be conducted?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. GREY, Northumberland, Berwick)
The Inquiry will be made to ascertain what were the causes and character of the attack on the British Settlements; in what manner the natives became, in contravention of the Brussels Act, possessed of guns and arms of precision; what has been the cause and what the extent of the loss by the natives of legitimate trade; and whether measures can be taken for improving their position when peace is definitely restored. The person who will conduct the Inquiry has not been selected.