HC Deb 20 November 1902 vol 115 c5
MR. MOON (St. Pancras, N.)

To ask the Under secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether any further information has been received at the Foreign Office upon the case of the alleged sjamboking of kroo boys overboard a British ship off the Liberian cost whereby several of them were drowed.

(Answered by Lord Cranborne.) No further information has yet been received. Such evidence as has been obtained in no way supports the allegation made against the master of the steamship "Olenda." Sir W. MeGregor, the Governor of Lagos, who was on board the vessel at the time, had suggested that possibly the missing Kroo boys referred to may have been three who were carried on from Monrovia to Sierra Leone, two of them having been in sir W. McGregor's employment, and His Majesty's Consul at Dakar has been instructed to asceretain and report whether this explanation is the correct one.