§ 49. Mr. J. HARRIS
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government of 1505 Cuba has yet brought to justice those persons guilty of the ill-treatment and murder of British subjects; and, if not, whether any further steps will be taken to impress upon the Cuban authorities the grave concern felt by His Majesty's Government upon this subject?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Ponsonby)
One Cuban accused of the murder of a British West Indian subject has been acquitted on the ground of self-defence. In another case the Cuban has been acquitted of the charge of murder and sentenced to one year's imprisonment for assault. I regret to state that further unsatisfactory reports have been received of the ill-treatment of British subjects in Cuba, and His Majesty's Government propose to publish further correspondence, including the last representation to the Cuban Government
§ Mr. HARRIS
Does not this add very considerably to the grave concern expressed by His Majesty's Government as to the treatment of British subjects, and what steps are being taken to protect British subjects in Cuba who are engaged in labouring on the sugar plantations?