§ 4. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what diplomatic representation this country has in Honduras; whether he is satisfied that sufficient vigilance is exercised in safeguarding the lives and property or British subjects; and whether he can state how many British nationals have been killed during recent years owing to the disturbed conditions of the country?
§ 2. Viscount SANDON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any statistics as to British subjects murdered or wounded in the Republic of Honduras in post-War years; whether any action has been taken or representations made; and, if so, with what result?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
His Majesty's Government are represented in Honduras by a Consul at Tegucigalpa with the local rank of Chargé d'Affaires in the absence of the Minister, who resides in Guatemala. According to reports received from His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Tegucigalpa, six British subjects have been murdered and two wounded in the Republic of Honduras in post-War years. Summary justice was done in one of these cases. In the other I am satisfied that His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Tegucigalpa made all possible efforts to secure prompt action on the part of the local authorities, but owing to the unsettled conditions prevailing in Honduras it has, I understand, unfortunately hitherto proved impossible to secure the conviction and punishment of all the malefactors.