§ SIR GILBERT PARKER
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the insecurity to the life and property of British subjects in the Upper Congo, he will consider the advisability of taking† See (4) Debates, exli., 1474.‡ See page 406.571 steps to appoint Consuls with jurisdiction powers at Leopoldville, Stanley Falls, and elsewhere.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOE FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY, Kensington, S.)
The information at the disposal of His Majesty's Government does not appear to justify the description given by the hon. Member in the first paragraph of his Question, but it is proposed to appoint two additional Vice-Consuls to reside at Leopoldville and Stanleyville.