§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether the Government have received advice of serious disturbances in Venezuela, accompanied with threats to massacre the British residents at La Guayra; whether the Government have received information that the President and three Ministers (representing the Guzman Blanco faction) have tendered their resignations, and that the latter have been accepted; and, whether any steps have been taken to insure the protection of British lives and property at Caracas and La Guayra?
§ * SIR J. FERGUSSON
We heard by the last mail that the President of Venezuela had resigned his office, but that he had on the same day withdrawn his resignation in response to popular wishes. We have not heard of any disturbances or of any danger to British residents.