HC Deb 12 April 1889 vol 335 c371

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether he can explain how it is that the nitrate and guano shipped from the provinces of Tarapaca and Atacama, which were ceded by Peru to Chili in 1883, are set down in the Statistical Returns of the Customs and Board of Trade as shipped from Peru; and whether he has observed that, in some financial newspapers, this error has been attributed to the fact that Her Majesty's Government does not recognise the cession of these provinces by Peru to Chili?


In the absence of official information respecting any changes in the boundaries of Bolivia, Peru, and Chili, no alteration in the list of countries and ports as distinguished in the Statistical Records has been made, but attention has already been given to the points to which the hon. Member calls attention, so that the necessary adjustments may be made in future.