HC Deb 05 March 1885 vol 295 cc93-4

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the Foreign Office has received from Patrick Cantlon, of Chirilcoy, Buenos Ayres, a communication dated December 8th 1884, and addressed to Earl Granville, detailing outrages which were committed upon him by soldiers of the National Government during the Revolution in the Argentine Republic in 1880; whether Mr. Egerton, the English Chargé d'Affaires at Buenos Ayres, has taken any action upon the representations made to him by Mr. Cantlon; and if not, would he state on what grounds; and, whether the Secretary of State has investigated the complaints set forth in Mr. Cantlon's memorial to him of December; and, if so, with what result?


The letter referred to by the hon. Member has been received at the Foreign Office. Patrick Caution's claim for compensation has been officially supported by Mr. Egerton, by Sir Horace Rumbold, and his successors in charge of Her Majesty's Legation at Buenos Ayres; and on the 19th of January last an instruction was sent to Mr. Monson, Her Majesty's Minister to the Argentine Republic, directing him to urge the settlement of this claim upon the Argentine Government.