§ MR. WEBSTER (St. Pancras, E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if it is a fact that a British subject has been recently murdered by Venezuelan officials?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS(Sir J. FERGUSSON, Manchester, N.E.)
Information has reached Her Majesty's Government that a British subject named William 670 Campbell had died from a gunshot wound inflicted by a Venezuelan policeman on the Venezuelan side of the Amakooroo River. The Venezuelan Government have telegraphed to state that the President of the Republic has ordered an inquiry into the circumstances, with a view to the exemplary punishment of any persons who may be found guilty of wilful violence. The evidence taken by the British Colonial Authorities on the subject of the incident has only recently been received, and is under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government.