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Lake Nyasa (Murder Of Rev A J Douglas)

Volume 52: debated on Thursday 24 April 1913

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that the Rev. Mr. Douglas, having been murdered in the exercise of his vocation, his friends and the mission with which he was connected might consider it unworthy to make any application for any pecuniary indemnity; and whether, under the circumstances, he could mark his displeasure by demanding a suitable indemnity from the aggressors that might be devoted to a lasting memorial of the murdered missionary?

I must refer the hon. Member to the answer which was returned to his question on the 22nd instant. I can only say that the question of asking for an indemnity is one which is receiving careful consideration.