HC Deb 27 April 1897 vol 48 c1139
* SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) whether his attention has been drawn to a statement made by Bishop Tucker, that should a slave run away in Mombasa and take refuge within the ten mile limit, the Commissioner, on being applied to, issues what is practically a demand for his surrender; (2) why soldiers in the pay of the British Government are employed in the search for runaways; and (3) whether he can give the House any information on the subject?


The facts on the mainland are not quite correctly represented in the first paragraph. Her Majesty's Commissioner has instructions to exercise his own discretion in each particular case, and is under no obligation to act in the manner suggested in the Question.