HC Deb 01 April 1898 vol 55 cc1668-9
MR. H. J. TENNANT (Berwickshire)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he would obtain, and lay upon the Table, a Report from Her Majesty's Commissioner of the Uganda Protectorate on the condition and progress of that Protectorate from its establishment to the present time, similar to the Report on the British African Protectorate (Africa, No. 7, 1897) recently presented?


All the material information which Her Majesty's Government have received on the subject of Uganda for many years past has been already presented to Parliament, and many of the British officers who have served there have also written valuable works on the subject. A Report on the trade and commerce of Uganda was also presented last year. There is, therefore, no lack of available information on the subject, and for the present I think that the services of Her Majesty's Administrator will be more usefully employed in coping with existing difficulties than in writing a long historical Report, such as that suggested by my hon. Friend.