HC Deb 11 May 1899 vol 71 cc345-6
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 whether the Colonial Office proposes to take any steps towards the assistance of this prelate in his unfortunate position.


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.