HC Deb 19 November 1908 vol 196 cc1400-1
MR ELLIS DAVIES (Carnarvonshire, Eifion)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the claim of the owners of the "Agnes Donohoe" against the Uruguayan Government, arising out of the illegal detention of the ship in February, 1904, has yet been met; and, if not, what steps, if any, have been taken by His Majesty's Government in the matter.


The claim for compensation which His Majesty's Government presented to the Uruguayan Government on behalf of the owners of the "Agnes Donohoe" was rejected by the former in May, 1907. As the "Agnes Donohoe" is a Canadian vessel, His Majesty's Government have throughout consulted the Canadian Government in dealing with the question, and they are at present awaiting the views of the Dominion Government on the situation created by the Uruguayan Government in refusing to entertain a claim for compensation. His Majesty's Government do not propose to take any further action in the matter without the concurrence of the Dominion.