§ 1. Mr. KING
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention had been called to the offer of the directors of the Evangelical Union of South America to send some of their missionaries, who are and have been for years working in Peru, to succour the distressed Indians of the Putumayo; and whether he would intimate to the Peruvian Government that any friendly recognition of these Protestant missionaries' labours in Peru would have a beneficial effect and tend to restore confidence in the Government of the Peruvian Amazon district?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. Grey)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second 2223 part, in view of previous experience and of the Peruvian Constitution, I am not hopeful of the active support of the Peruvian Government being given to any but a Roman Catholic Mission.
§ Mr. KING
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is now in England a Protestant missionary who went out to Peru with a recommendation from the Foreign Office, and that there is another Protestant missionary whose religious liberties were interfered with unduly by the Peruvian Government, and who obtained through the Foreign Office an indemnity? If I can produce both these gentlemen—