HC Deb 17 June 1886 vol 306 c1701
MR. CARBUTT&c.) (for Mr. WILLIAM ABRAHAM) (Glamorgan, Rhondda)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. What has been the result of the representations addressed by Her Majesty's Government to the Portuguese Government on the subject of the quarantine imposed upon the British vessel Maggie, of Port Talbot, Glamorganshire, by the Portuguese authorities at Tercia; and, whether he will lay upon the Table the Correspondence which has passed on the subject?


The Portuguese Government have declined to entertain the claim for compensation preferred by Her Majesty's Government on behalf of the owners of the Maggie, giving as their reason that the Local Authorities of the Azores have power, in cases which they consider exceptional, to set aside the general quarantine regulations issued by the Government. There will be no objection to lay the Correspondence on the subject on the Table.