2. Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to state how many of the agents of the Peruvian Amazon Company reported by Sir Roger Casement as being guilty of grave crimes are still in the employ of the Peruvian Amazon Company on the Putumayo?
§ Sir E. GREY
His Majesty's Consul at Iquitos, who has lately returned from visiting the Putumayo, reports that it is stated there that the whole of the staff of the company who were accused of crimes have been changed.
§ 4. Mr. MALCOLM
asked whether, during the recent investigation, the British and American Consuls in the Putumayo district were accompanied during the greater part of the time by Julie Arana and his brother-in-law, Senhor Zumaeta?
§ 5. Mr. MALCOLM
asked whether His Majesty's Government is in possession of information which goes to show that Miguel Loayza is still in control of the 1267 El Encanto agency of the Peruvian Amazon Company; whether this is the same man who, in company with Bartolome Zumaeta, brother-in-law of the Aranas, organised the raid at La Reserva in 1908, which resulted in the death of many Columbians and Indians; and, if so, will His Majesty's Government urge the Peruvian Government to secure the arrest of this man without delay?
§ Sir E. GREY
Senor Loayza is stated by Sir R. Casement to have taken part in the organisation of the raid mentioned in the second part of the hon. Member's question, but as His Majesty's Consul at Iquitos, who has just returned from the Putumayo, reports that Senor Loayza has introduced reforms into his section which have had the most satisfactory results, and that great credit is due to him on this account, there is no ground at present on which His Majesty's Government could make representations.