5. Sir GILBERT PARKER
asked whether His Majesty's Government has recently received complaints from British subjects in the Katanga region of the Congo State regarding their treatment by Belgian officials; whether His Majesty's Government are now represented in the Katanga by a Consular Agent; and whether the Union of South Africa is also represented in that region?
§ Sir E. GREY
A memorial was received on 27th April from certain British merchants at Elizabethville regarding the treatment of British subjects there, and the Vice-Consul has been instructed to furnish a report on the subject. His Majesty's Government are, and have been for some years, represented by a salaried Vice-Consul in the Katanga; the Union of South Africa are not separately represented there.