HC Deb 22 April 1913 vol 52 cc215-6

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether, in view of the circumstances surrounding the murder of Mr. Douglas and the entirely unjustifiable excuse given, he will represent to the Portuguese Government that an indemnity of £5,000 be paid to the Missionary Society, of which Mr. Douglas was a member, such sum to be devoted to the endowment of a hospital to his memory?


The question of indemnity has been reserved for further consideration as stated in the last dispatch in the White Paper No. 6679. Whether an indemnity if asked for should be for the benefit of the Mission is a question not without difficulty, and the Secretary of State would prefer to learn the views of the Mission before finally deciding it.

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