§ MR. H. D. GREENE (Shewsbury)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether Her Majesty's Government, in addition to the inquiries they have addressed to the Belgian Government, will direct independent investigations to be made immediately by Her Majesty's Consular Representatives at Loanda and Boma, and elsewhere if necessary, as to the circumstances of Mr. Stokes' death, and as to the property belonging to him at the time of his seizure, and prospect of recovering it?
* MR. CURZON
The British Minister at Brussels has received an assurance from the authorities of the Congo State that all the documents relating to the execution of Stokes will be placed in his hands without delay for transmission to Her Majesty's Government. Pending their arrival, it would be premature to make any statement as to the course that may require to be adopted.