HC Deb 09 April 1897 vol 48 c861

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can see his way to provide the inhabitants of the Island of Tristan Da Cunha with a resident medical missionary in compliance with their prayer, repeated from year to year, and in conformity with the advice of the Officer commanding H.M.S. Widgeon in 1895?


I fear that Her Majesty's Government cannot do more for the islanders of Tristan da Cunha than send one of Her Majesty's ships to pay a yearly visit, and that everything further must be left to voluntary effort.

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