HC Deb 29 June 1896 vol 42 c265

I beg to ask the under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether he can inform the House as to the reported arrest of British subjects by Venezuelan authorities, and as to the action taken in consequence by Her Majesty's Government?


Her Majesty's Government were informed by the Governor of British Guiana of the arrest of Mr. Harrison while engaged in survey work on the left bank of the Acarabisci River on 15th June. A protest was made against this action of the Venezuelan authorities; and information has since been received that on news of the occurrence reaching Caracas, orders were sent for Mr. Harrison's release.