HC Deb 20 March 1899 vol 68 c1318

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now received any report upon the recent lamentable occurrence at Manila, when a British subject, Mr. C. F. Simpson, was unfortunately killed; whether he is aware that Mr. Simpson's family was partially dependent upon him for support; and whether, under the circumstances, Her Majesty's Government will endeavour to obtain some pecuniary-compensation for Mr. Simpson's family, by friendly representations to the Government of the United States?


There has not been time to receive a detailed report on the occurrence in question. It was reported' by telegraph on 27th February, and the-dispatches by mail cannot be expected before April. Without sufficient information it would be useless to make representations to the United States Government as regards compensation.