Mr. RODEN BUXTON (for Mr. Noel Buxton)
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention had been called to the instructions given by the French Government to their Consuls in Tripoli to take under their protection the natives who are brought there from the French Soudan; and whether he would give similar instructions to British Consuls in Tripoli as to the natives who are brought there from Anglo-Egyptian territory?
§ Sir E. GREY
His Majesty's Government have no knowledge of the instructions referred to as having been issued by the French Government. British Consular officers abroad would afford such assistance and protection as would be right and 469 proper to natives of the Anglo-Egyptian Soudan who were furnished with the usual passports.