§ *SIR DONALD MACFARLANE (Argyll)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the claim of Captain M'Phail, of the British ship St. Mary's Bay, of Glasgow, against the Chilian Government, has yet been adjusted; and, if so, when he expects it will be settled?
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
Her Majesty's Legation at Santiago have instructions to take the necessary steps to have this claim brought before the Mixed Commission, which is now sitting; but it is not possible to say when this particular claim will be adjudicated upon. The Commission is, by Article 7 of the Convention between Great Britain and Chili, allowed a year in which to discharge its duties, with power, under certain circumstances, to prolong its existence for an additional six months.