HC Deb 23 February 1899 vol 67 cc289-90
MR. BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been called to the judicial decision, in June 1898, of Mr. Lloyd in the British District Court of Mombasa, which was confirmed by Mr. Sub-Commissioner Crauford, whereby three fugitive slaves were handed back to their former master, Salehe bin Husein; whether the girl Kombo (one of the three) had been for 10 years under the protection of the mission station at Ribe; and whether the Foreign Office has confirmed this decision or not; and, if not, whether the Foreign Office will give instructions for these three slaves being given their liberty to return, if they wish, to the mission station?


On the 10th February I explained that the Official Report called for in this case had not reached Her Majesty's Government, and that instructions have been given that British officials should not assist in returning slaves to their masters.