*SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government have taken, or propose to take, step.? towards procuring the co-operation of the principal Signatories to the Berlin General Act in efforts to restrain the abuses which have grown up under the rule of the Congo Free State in violation of the provisions of that Act.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CRANBORNE,) Rochester
No, Sir. His Majesty's Government are not at present contemplating any steps such as the right hon. Baronet indicates.