§ 15. Mr. RAPER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Government of Peru has yet made any remittance in respect of the claims made against them by the British emigrants who went out to Peru on the representations of their Consul in London, and subsequently returned to this country, owing to the fact that conditions there were not as represented?
§ Mr. AMERY
No remittance has as yet been received from the Government of Peru in respect of the claims made by 1029 emigrants from this country, but I understand that a decree was signed by the President on 19th May, authorising an advance payment of £2,000 to be paid throught the Peruvian Legation in London. As soon as this money is received a distribution will be made.
§ Mr. BRIANT
In the interim cannot the Government make some advance towards these men until this £2,000 is paid, as many of them are absolutely destitute and entirely dependent on Poor Law relief?