§ SIR CHARLES DILKE Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, before the forthcoming debate on our responsibilities for the maladministration of the Congo State, His Majesty's Government will lay before the House the latest information in their possession with regard to the Rabinek affair.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CRANBORNE, Rochester)
The question whether Mr. Rabinek, an Austro-Hungarian subject, was arrested in British or in Congolese waters has for some time been under investigation. The facts are not easy to establish, but we have just received some further information. I will see whether it is complete enough for presentation to the House.