HC Deb 07 July 1904 vol 137 cc956-7
MR. BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has received the report giving the result of the appeal by the freed slave Mshangama against the judgment of Mr. J. P. Farler, the Zanzibar Government Slavery Commissioner at Pemba, in the case of an action brought against Mshangama by his former master; and, if so, is he in a position to communicate that result.


The judgment delivered by Assistant Judge Skinner Turner, who held the inquiry into the case on appeal, has been received. He holds that the interpretation of the Decree of 1897 never came into the case and sees no reason to reverse the decision of the Collector either as to his facts or his law.


Will the noble Lord lay on the Table a copy of the judgment?


I should like to have notice of that.