§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government will furnish the House with information as to concessions of land, which have been granted to individuals or companies in the British Central African Protectorate and other territories within the conventional basin of the Congo and the free-trade zone, as indicated by the Berlin General Act of 1396 1885, which are subject to British control, showing their extent and the conditions under which they are held.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CRANBORNE,) Rochester
Information respecting concessions of land in the Uganda and East Africa Protectorates will be found in the Paper laid on Friday last. As regards British Central Africa, grants of Crown land have been made to the company engaging in the construction of the railway in the Protectorate, subject to the conditions contained in the published contract. Beside these various small areas have been let at times for farming and building purposes.