23. Mr. ALLEN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether during the recent civil war in Mexico any damage was done to the property of British nationals, either by the insurgent forces or by the Government forces; and, if so, have any representations been made by His Majesty's representative in Mexico to the Government of Mexico?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
Yes; four such cases have been brought to the notice of His Majesty's Government, the damage in all four cases having been done by insurgent forces. The Mexican Government took energetic steps to suppress the rebellion, and no representations have been made by His Majesty's Minister in Mexico City.
Is it not a fact that the Monroe Doctrine prevents His Majesty's Government from making proper representations on behalf of our nationals in South America during civil war?
§ Mr. WALLHEAD
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us how the insurgents were armed? From whom did they receive their arms?