§ MR. MAGUIRE
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any and what instructions have been sent to the Minister at Montevideo for the protection of British subjects and property during the aggressions of Brazil against the Republic of Uruguay; and, whether any information has been received as to the state of blockade of any of the Monte Videan ports since the repulse of the Brazilian squadron before Paysandu, as reported in the public journals?
§ MR. LAYARD
said, that as soon as information was received of the state of things on the River Plate in December last instructions were sent to the Admiral commanding the squadron in the neighbourhood to afford all necessary protection to the lives and property of British subjects. No further information had been received since the date mentioned by the hon. Gentleman.