HC Deb 19 February 1895 vol 30 c1078

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether he can give any information as to the payment of the sum of 425,000 dollars which the United States Government have undertaken to pay as compensation to sealers under the general award of the Behring Sea Arbitration; and, whether steps have been taken for the appropriation of this sum in Congress before its rising early in the month of March?


The President has, in his Message to Congress, recommended that, provision be made for the prompt payment of this sum, and Her Majesty's Ambassador has reported that there is no reason to doubt that, the sum in question will be appropriated before the rising of Congress.