HC Deb 13 February 1900 vol 78 c1366

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the Government received the compensation money paid by Belgium in respect of the hanging of the late Mr. Stokes; and whether the money has yet been paid over to Mr. Stokes' widow; if so, when.


(1) Yes; the sum of 150,000f. (£5,922 12s. 3d.) was paid on the 9th November, 1895, and was invested in the Two-and-Three-Quarter per Cent. Consolidated Stock. (2) Mr. Stokes' widow died before the money was paid to Her Majesty's Government. An allowance has since been made to the support of the family, and a deed is about to be completed investing the capital in the name of trustees, of whom Mr. Greene, Member for Shrewsbury, is one, for the benefit of the daughter, Nellie Stokes.