HC Deb 26 March 1885 vol 296 cc663-4

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is the fact that, on the 25th of last month, a boat of Her Majesty's Ship Canada was fired upon by the commanding officer at Cartagena, and the captain and one of the crew wounded; and, whether, as stated in a Reuter's telegram from New York, dated March 22nd, the officer in command at Cartagena continues firing on boats from that vessel; and, if so, what steps have been taken by Her Majesty's Government in view of this outrage to the British flag?


said, it had not been reported to the Admiralty that any boats of the Canada had been fired upon on the 25th of last month by the commanding officer at Cartagena.