HC Deb 21 June 1886 vol 307 cc60-1
MR. KIMBER (Wandsworth)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any Despatch has been yet received from the Venezuelan Government, as promised by telegram, in reply to the claims of British subjects arising out of the illegal seizure of the ships Henrietta and Josephine, and the personal ill-treatment of their crows and passengers?


Since I replied to the hon. Member's Question on the 3rd instant, a further telegram has been received from Her Majesty's Minister at Caracas, stating that the Venezuelan Government have declined to entertain the representations made to it, which pressed for compensation to the owners and crews of the Henrietta and Josephine. The Secretary of State is now awaiting the arrival of the despatch communicating the text of the Venezuelan reply. Papers on the subject have been prepared, and will be laid before Parliament immediately.