HC Deb 23 July 1907 vol 178 cc1354-5
MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is in a position to state to what extent goods are imported into the Congo Free State by way of the Nile; whether arms and ammunition are included in such consignments; and if so, whether the Egyptian Government have full information on the subject.


I am not aware of the extent of trade in general merchandise; arms and ammunition are imported under the provisions of the Brussels Act which apply to such traffic; and the Egyptian and Soudanese authorities possess the requisite information.