HC Deb 20 June 1904 vol 136 cc471-2

I beg to-ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, seeing that it has been established by the Boundary Commission that territory hitherto supposed to belong to Great Britain is actually in the Congo Free State, the inhabitants of this territory on the States of Mount Ruwenzori and on the Penlihi River pass also under the rule of the Congo Free State; and, if so, will he take adequate means to secure for them their lands and freedom from slavery or outrage.


No steps will be taken to fix the boundary between the Uganda Protectorate and the Congo Free State until His Majesty's Government have received and considered the Report of the Commission which has recently delimited the boundary between that protectorate and German East Africa. Meanwhile it has been arranged with the Congo State that the status quo shall be maintained.