§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware of the fact that there is no other provision at Mombasa for indigent Europeans but the gaol and labour till they have earned enough to pay their passage out of the country; and whether, under such circumstances, British subjects who are not possessed of a certain amount of capital, or who may be under engagement, will be prohibited from landing, and that foreign Powers who possess 575 certain treaty rights will be notified of the Law as applied to British subjects so that they may inform their own subjects of she prospect before them if landed destitute in East Africa.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY, Kensington, S.)
No special provision outside the gaol is made for destitute Europeans at Mombasa, and His Majesty's Commissioner will be directed to consider whether any steps can usefully be taken to give publicity to the fact. We have no evidence that the circumstances are such as to call for special legislation.