HC Deb 28 March 1904 vol 132 cc839-40

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the amounts of the claims of Great Britain, Germany, and Italy, respectively, against Venezuela, recognised as preferential by the tribunal of arbitration; also the total amounts of the claims of the three countries, respectively, against Venezuela.


The claims in respect of which the three Powers are entitled to preferential treatment under the award of the tribunal of arbitration are as follows: German claims, recognised by the Mixed Commission, amount to 1,673,527 Marks (about £82,848). The British claims already admitted amount to £363,381, while others amounting to £27,168 are still before the umpire. In the case of Italy, claims to the amount of 2,810,255 Bolivares (about £110,205) were admitted by Venezuela. Awards to the amount of £66,238 have been made by the Mixed Commission: and claims to the amount of £1,296,419 are still under its consideration. All the claims of this country outstanding at the date of the Agreement of 13th February, 1903, other than those already settled by Venezuela, were submitted to I the Mixed Commission. His Majesty's Government are not aware that either Italy or Germany have any other outstanding claims.