§ SIR C. DILKE
I beg to ask the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether an arrangement was made by the British East Africa Company, in February 1890, by which slaves escaping from their own owners were to be pursued and brought back to their masters by the Company's police; and whether the Company declared in it that, in the case of fugitives taking refuge outside the Zanzibar dominions and under the British flag, villages affording 482 asylum to fugitives would be attacked; and, whether Her Majesty's Government put an end to this agreement?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. GEORGE CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
An arrangement was made in the time of the Imperial British East Africa Company that slaves escaping from their owners should, under certain circumstances, by returned by the Company's police to them. Her Majesty's Government, however, on assuming the administration of the Protectorate at once issued a Proclamation discontinuing the practice.