HC Deb 16 March 1896 vol 38 c1022

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether it has been brought to his notice that the financial report of the Zanzibar Government for the past year shows increased receipts and that every department of the Government has a large surplus available; and, when the Government propose to state their policy with regard to the continued existence of slavery in Zanzibar and Pemba?


I have seen a statement in the newspapers to the effect described by the hon. Member, but the Financial Report from Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General at Zanzibar has not reached us. I hope to make a statement upon the intentions of the Government in Committee of Supply.