§ MR. ATHERLEY-JONES (Durham, N.W.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the Portuguese Government are associated with the British and German Governments in the blockade of the Zanzibar Coast; and, if so, to what portion of that Coast that blockade extends; and whether the same is reported to be effective against the passage of slave dhows?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSION) (Manchester, N.E.)
The Portuguese Government are not so associated. They have undertaken to prevent the importation of munitions of war and the exportation of slaves on the portion of the Mozambique Coast which lies between Tungi Bay and Pomba Bay.
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
No, Sir; not with impunity, for we lately heard of a capture; but, undoubtedly, it is prevalent.