§ MR. MACARTNEY
said, he begged to ask the hon. Gentleman the Secretary of the Treasury, whether a sum of 46,896l., advanced to the Government of Monte Video in the year 1848, from the grant of civil contingencies, had been repaid; and, if so, at what period?
§ MR. WILSON
said, that in the years 1845 and 1846, during the time of the combined operations of the English and French squadrons, a certain amount had been advanced by the English Consul to the Montevidean Government. He found that the whole amount of the advances made by this country was 63,023l., of which 35,000l, had been repaid, leaving a balance of 28,023l. of the advances yet unpaid. He was sorry that longer notice had not been given of the question, in order that he might have referred to the Foreign Office to ascertain whether any steps had been lately taken to recover the balance.