HC Deb 18 June 1895 vol 34 c1382

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any communication has been received from the Government of the United States relative to the boundary dispute with Venezuela; and, if so, what was the nature of that communication, and what answer has been returned?


In January last the United States Ambassador informed Lord Kimberley that his Government would gladly lend their good offices to bring about a settlement by means of arbitration of the dispute between Great Britain and Venezuela with regard to the boundary of British Guiana. The present position of the matter was explained to Mr. Bayard, and he was informed that Her Majesty's Government had expressed their willingness to submit the question, within certain limits, to arbitration, but that they could not agree to the more extensive reference on which the Venezuelan Government insisted.