HC Deb 05 April 1887 vol 313 c491
MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If the British Minister at Caracas has arrived in this country; and whether he is prepared to give the House any further information with regard to the boundary question between British Guiana and Venezuela, and the subsequent cessation of diplomatic relations; if the Government have appointed a Consul for the district of the Yuruari, now under the administration of Venezuela; and, if he has received any information as to the rumoured resignation of the President of Venezuela (General Guzman Blanco); and, if so, if he is aware of the reasons alleged to have caused that result?


Information has been received at the Foreign Office this afternoon that Mr. St. John has arrived in this country; but he will not reach London for a day or two. I have not at present any further information to give the House as to the boundary question, or the suspension of relations by Venezuela. That act naturally interrupted the proposed appointment of a Consul for the district of the Yuruari. No information has reached Her Majesty's Government of the resignation by General Guzman Blanco of the Presidency of Venezuela.