HC Deb 04 February 1904 vol 129 c329

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any official or other confirmation has been received of the statements recently made by the Rev. T. H. Weeks, Baptist Missionary, in the West African Mail, writing from the Monsembe Station on the Congo, to the effect that a number of men, women, and children have been killed in villages in that district for failure to pay their taxes; and, if not, whether inquiry will be directed into these allegations.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) This sub ct is dealt with in the Report from His Majesty's Consul for the Congo which is shortly to be laid before Parliament.