§ MR. W. J. CORBET
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he has seen the statements in The Globe of the 25th, 26th, and 27th January, relative to the shocking state of the prisons in Morocco, and the cruelties inflicted on the prisoners; and, whether he will inquire into the allegations, and, if they turn out to be well founded, whether he will cause representations to be made with a view to mitigating the sufferings of the unfortunate prisoners?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. BRYCE)
The statements referred to by the hon. Member have been already forwarded to Her Majesty's Minister in Morocco for inquiry and report. Her Majesty's Government have not received any very recent Reports respecting the state of the prisons in Morocco; but in March of last year Her Majesty's Minister at Tangier addressed a strong representation to the Moorish Government on the subject, and at his suggestion the Representatives of France, Germany, and Italy took a similar step. The Sultan, in consequence of these representations, issued an Edict directing reform. It is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to continue to press the matter on the attention of the Moorish Government.