HC Deb 05 May 1898 vol 57 c426
SIR MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbright)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether invitations have been issued for a conference on the liquor traffic in West Africa to all the Powers of Europe, or only to those Powers having territorial influence there; and if the date of the meeting of the conference is yet known?


Her Majesty's Government have received and accepted an invitation from the Belgian Government to attend a conference on the subject of the liquor traffic in West Africa. No final determination appears to have been arrived at as to the composition of the conference or the date of its meeting.