HC Deb 27 February 1871 vol 204 c939

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the investigation of the claims of British Subjects against the Government of Brazil has yet been completed; and, whether there is now a prospect of their being paid?


Before making any proposal to the Brazilian Government for the settlement of claims of British and Brazilian subjects, it was necessary to arrive at as accurate an estimate as possible of the amount at which the Brazilian claims could be set. This was a work of considerable labour, and was kindly undertaken by a gentleman peculiarly conversant with the questions at issue. The result of his inquiry is now before the Secretary of State, and it is hoped that instructions may shortly be sent to Brazil on this subject.