HC Deb 19 November 1908 vol 196 c1402
MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs as to the losses sustained by the British community at Trinidad through the closing of the Venezuelan ports.


The unsatisfactory position of commercial relations with Venezuela has for some time past occupied the attention of His Majesty's Government and of His Majesty's Minister in Caracas, and the latter has adopted, and may be relied on to adopt, any practicable measures to improve matters. We cannot, however, hold out much hope that these efforts will be immediately successful.