HC Deb 24 February 1890 vol 341 c1021
MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the representations on which a considerable number of British Subjects were recently induced to emigrate to Chili were put forward by emigration agents authorised by the Government of Chili; whether these representations have been fulfilled; and whether Her Majesty's Government will urge the Government of Chili to help these British emigrants, who are in a, state of great misery, to return home?


Her Majesty's Government are not aware in what expectations all the recent emigrants to Chili left this country; but, as I have already stated, some of them complained on their arrival that they had been disappointed. I also stated that the Chilian Government had exerted themselves to procure employment for those persons. But we cannot accept responsibility on account of proceedings of which we have no knowledge.