§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Bishop Tugwell has been committed for trial at Lagos on the charge of criminal libel, the libel consisting in a statement that probably 75 per cent. of the Europeans on the West Coast of Africa die from the effects of drink; and 346 whether the Colonial Office proposes to take any steps towards the assistance of this prelate in his unfortunate position.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
I have no information on the subject except from the Press telegrams. If a prosecution has been instituted by a private person or persons I have no power to interfere.