§ 70. Mr. MALCOLM
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state or will he ascertain for the information of this House how many slaves were bought from or sold to the Portuguese slave traders found guilty and punished in Barotseland in February last for slave trading?
71. Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that on 21st January last Mr. M'Kinnon, the magistrate at Ngambala, Barotseland, arrested twenty-one persons engaged in acts of slave trading with Portuguese slave traders in West Africa; whether he has yet received a Report upon the action of Mr. M'Kinnon; and, if so, whether he has drawn the attention of the Foreign Office to these slave trading practices in British territory which are being fostered by Portuguese over the border?
I have telegraphed for information with regard to the incident referred to, but it has not yet reached me.
Mr. E. HARVEY
Will the right hon. Gentleman communicate with the Foreign Office in view of the consequences and responsibilities involved?