HC Deb 29 June 1896 vol 42 c260

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether his attention has been called to the inability of the British Consulate authorities at the port of Nicolaieff, South Russia, to induce the local authorities to take proper measures to prevent attacks by natives on British seamen landing at that port; and, whether instructions will be given to Her Majesty's Ambassador at St. Petersburg to secure efficient protection from ill-treatment for such British sailors?


No information on the matter to which the hon. Member calls attention has been received at the Foreign Office; but a report will be called for from Her Majesty's Vice-Consul at Nicolaieff.