§ 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?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
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.