HC Deb 28 June 1905 vol 148 cc355-6
MR. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any representations have been addressed by His Ma- jesty's Government to the Sovereign of the Congo State with reference to the administration of that country; and whether His Majesty's Government is satisfied that adequate protection is given to British subjects in the Congo State, since the issue of the circular to the Powers.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) No recent complaints have been received in regard to the treatment of British subjects in the Congo, and it is hoped that by the appointment of two British Vice-Consuls, to reside at Leopoldville and Stanleyville respectively, their interests will be under closer supervision than has hitherto been possible.

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