§ MR. MILDMAY (Devonshire, Totnes)
To ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any progress has been made in connection with the claim of Mr. Solomon T. Lidstone against the Colombian Government.
(Answer.) A Report on the case has been received from Mr. Welby, His Majesty's Minister at Bogota, the substance of which has been communicated to the hon. Member in a letter from the Foreign Office of 13th June. Mr. Welby has brought the facts to the notice of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and hopes to be able to obtain some small gratuity for Mr. Lidstone from the Colombian Government; but the Report proves, as was anticipated, that the circumstances do not warrant any claim for compensation as a matter of right.—(Foreign Office.)