HC Deb 17 May 1888 vol 326 c518
MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether his attention has been called to recent articles published in The Port of Spain Gazette, with reference to the articles which appeared in a Spanish paper called El Venezolano, published in Trinidad, and containing language insulting to Great Britain; whether he is aware if the paper in question is the property of General Guzman Blanco; and, whether the Government is prepared to take any steps to prevent the publication in one of Her Majesty's neighbouring Possessions of articles openly inciting the Venezuelans to attack Her Majesty's Colony of British Guiana?


(who replied) said: The attention of the Secretary of State has been called by a letter from the hon. Member to an article of the nature referred to. The Secretary of State has no information as to the ownership of El Venezolano; and, as this newspaper is stated to circulate in Trinidad only among a few Venezuelans, Her Majesty's Government do not think it necessary to take steps to prevent the publication in it of such articles.