§ SIR WILLIAM EVANS GORDON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign 775 Affairs if action is being taken by the British Government to check the slavery and atrocities alleged to be taking place in the Congo Free State and other African territories.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir EDWARD GREY, Northumberland, Berwick)
I can only repeat the Answer given last Wednesday; that Papers will shortly be laid with reference to the Congo State. Inquiry is being made as to when the Commission at Brussels is likely to report as to the best means of carrying out the reform recommended in Congo Administration.