HC Deb 02 March 1875 vol 222 c1052

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government have taken, or intend to take, any steps in order to obtain compensation for Mr. H. D. Jenken for the injuries inflicted upon him at Lorca in Spain in 1869; and, whether there has been any correspondence on the subject with the Spanish Government since the date of the last Return in 1873; and, if so, will it be laid upon the Table of the House?


This matter was fully considered by the late Government, who, after taking the advice of the Law Officers, decided that they would not be justified in pressing the claim. In that decision Her Majesty's present Government concur, and therefore no further steps have been taken since the date of the Papers last laid before Parliament. There is no subsequent Correspondence on the subject, except one or two applications from Mr. Jenken asking for reconsideration, which have been answered in the manner I have stated to the House.