§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government have received advice as to the amicable settlement of the matter of the seizure of the Lydia Peschan, by the agent, Mr. Edgar Tripp, accredited to Caracas on behalf of those interested?
§ BARON H. DE WORMS (for Sir J. FERGUSSON)
The consignees of the Lydia Peschan and agents of her owner have declined to send an agent, as suggested by the Venezuelan Authorities, with a view to the amicable settlement of the case. Her Majesty's Consul at Caracas has been authorised to explain to the Venezuelan Government that the parties interested in the matter have left it to be dealt with by Her Majesty's Government, and he has been directed to invite them to make to Her Majesty's Government such offer for a final settlement of the case as they have already expressed their readiness to make to the consignees of the vessel.