§ 3. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the lives or property of any British nationals have been lost or endangered during the recent civil disturbances in Mexico; and, if so, will he give particulars?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
His Majesty's Minister at Mexico City reported on the 8th of March that he had no report of any loss of British life or property; no indication of any subsequent loss of life has been received. A report was, however, received on the 5th of March that the Vera Cruz representative of the Bank of Montreal had been obliged to give a forced loan of 50,000 pesos to the rebels. Vera Cruz was re-occupied by the Federal forces on the 6th of March, and it is not known whether the sum in question was actually paid over.