§ MR. EMMOTT (Oldham)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now state when the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the condition of the Independent State of the Congo is likely to be issued; whether His Majesty's Government have received a copy of Dr. Baccari's Report to the Italian Government, in which he deals with the state of affairs in that country; and whether a translation of Dr. Baccari's Report will be presented to the House.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY,) Kensington, S.
In accordance with the promise given in my Answer to the Question asked by the right hon. Baronet the Member for the Forest of Dean on the 23rd ultimo,†His Majesty's Government have represented to the Congo Government the importance of publishing the Report of the Commission of Inquiry as soon as possible; but they have not yet been informed when the Report is likely to be ready. His Majesty's Government have just received a copy of Dr. Baccari's Report as published in the Italian papers, and the† See (4) Debates, cxlvi., 11201354 suggestion made by the hon. Member will be considered.