§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any communication has been received from Her Majesty's Consul or Acting Representative at Caracas with reference to the recent outbreak in Venezuela; and whether any instructions have been sent with regard to the protection of the lives and property of British subjects in Venezuela?
MR. J. W. LOWTHER
No Report has yet been received from the British Consul at Caracas with reference to the recent outbreak in Venezuela, but Despatches from him are probably now on the road home. The Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's Naval Forces on the West Indian Station reported on the 13th April that he had ordered H.M.S. Canada to La Guayra, the port of Caracas. H.M.S. Tourmaline had also been ordered to proceed to La Guayra with authority for both of them to remain there if the state of affairs should be such as to necessitate their joint presence.