HC Deb 03 August 1882 vol 273 c607

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he can yet say how much longer the unfortunate British subjects who have claims against Brazil are to wait for justice being done them?


Her Majesty's Government are fully sensible of the hardship entailed on the British claimants against Brazil by the long delay which has occurred in the settlement of their demands; but the adjustment of these claims and of the counterclaims of Brazil has been attended with great difficulty. The question has received the most careful consideration at the hands of Her Majesty's Government during the last few months; and they are considering, at the present time, measures which they have reason to hope will facilitate the settlement of this question.