HC Deb 30 October 1884 vol 293 cc525-6

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he has yet given up hope of inducing the Portuguese Government either to redress the wrong done to British subjects by the Portuguese Courts in the City of Mecca collision case, or to consent to an International arbitration; and if Her Majesty's Government contemplate asking Parliament to grant compensation for the wrongs they have failed to get redressed, or if they intend to leave British subjects to bear those wrongs entirely without remedy?


Her Majesty's Government are still in communication with the Law Officers, whose reply is expected immediately; but until it is received I cannot answer the other points raised by my hon. Friend's Question.