HC Deb 03 July 1884 vol 289 cc1862-3

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government are in possession of intelligence as to the political disabilities imposed by the Argentine Government on the Welsh Colonists of Chupat, in Patagonia (a community of 1,200 British subjects), by evading conferring on the Settlement he legal municipal local administration to which it is entitled by the Agreement entered into in the year 1864; and, whether this is a case in which the good officers of Her Majesty's accredited representative at Buenos Ayres might be advantageously employed?


Her Majesty's Government are in daily expectation of receiving the Report called for in March last, which Her Majesty's Minister at Buenos Ayres has telegraphed that he has already forwarded. Mr. Monson has already called the attention of the Argentine Government to the matter; but until the He-port is received it is not possible to say what steps Her Majesty's Government may be able to take.