24. Mr. ALLEN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, during the recent civil war in Nicaragua any damage was done to the property of British nationals, either by the insurgent forces or by the Government forces acting in conjunction with the American corps of marines; and, if so, have any representations been made by His Majesty's representative in Nicaragua to the Government of Nicaragua?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
The answer to both parts of the question is in the affirmative. His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires 22 at Managua has presented to the Nicaraguan Foreign Office 117 British claims arising out of the disturbances in question. The majority of these were submitted by British West Indians on the east coast. British subjects in Nicaragua are exempt by treaty from military requisitions. A large proportion of the claims arose from the requisitioning of live stock by the military authorities.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, according to a Bolshevist publication, known as "The Workers' Illustrated," a representative of the Communist party visited the forces of General Sandino the Nicaraguan revolutionary leader?