§ LORD WARKWORTH
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government have taken any steps to obtain the settlement of the claims of British subjects for material losses arising out of the disturbances in the Mosquito Reserve in 1894?
A convention was signed on 1st November, 1895, for the appointment of a Commission to fix the amount due to British subjects on account of the claims referred to. It was, however, subsequently agreed to by an exchange of notes that the matter should be settled by the payment of a lump sum. A portion of the amount then fixed has been paid and distributed to the claimants. But, in spite of repeated and urgent applications, the balance due from the Nicaraguan Government has not yet been received.