HC Deb 11 May 1905 vol 146 c46
COLONEL DENNY (Kilmarnock Burghs)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there is any prospect of the British claims, due to damage done in Samoa in 1899, being paid, and what has been the cause of the delay.


The examination of the various claims, British and foreign, has necessarily taken a considerable time, but that of the British has now been completed, and steps are being taken to trace the claimants and to pay those whose claims to compensation have been substantiated.