§ 51. Lord ROBERT CECIL
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the accusations which have been made against the Peruvian Amazon Company, particularly in foreign countries, the Government will consent to the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire whether any responsibility rests upon the British directors of the company for the atrocities on the Putumayo; and whether any changes in the law are desirable to prevent the machinery of the English company law being used for such nefarious practices?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The Government have considered this suggestion, and, in view of the exceptional circumstances of the case, they approve of the appointment of a Select Committee with some such reference as the Noble Lord suggests.
§ Lord ROBERT CECIL
I presume it will not be appointed at this period of the Session, and that it will be appointed in October?