§ MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether in view of the fact that the evidence of the Commission of Inquiry affecting the Congo Free State has been suppressed by King Leopold and that the rights of the signatory Powers have been repeatedly traversed especially in regard to the question of trade monopolies, he can see his way to request the other Powers concerned to join with His Majesty's Government in making urgent representation of King Leopold for a redress of the grievances disclosed by the Commission.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RUNCIMAN, Dewsbury, for Sir EDWARD GREY)
The Congo Government do not deny that they are bound by the stipulations of Article 5 of the Berlin Act. Before again approaching the Powers parties to that Act, it is necessary to see how the recently issued decrees are applied, and how far they are successful in providing a redress of the grievances disclosed by the Commission of Inquiry.