HC Deb 25 February 1907 vol 169 cc1226-7

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether any, and, if so, what, recent action has been taken by His Majesty's Government with a view to the suppression of the atrocities in the Congo State.

(Answered by Sir Edward Grey.) His Majesty's Government have held that a remedy for the existing state of things in the Congo would be found if Belgium exercised her rights with regard to the Congo State, and if it was transferred to Belgium on proper conditions. In view, therefore, of the negotiations now taking place in Belgium, we have abstained from taking any action which was likely to prejudice a favourable result.