HC Deb 21 February 1924 vol 169 cc2043-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that a final settlement has yet been made by the Peruvian Government to those British subjects who were induced to go to Peru in 1920–21: if he is aware that many others who had signed contracts and made all preparations for going, including the selling of their furniture, had their engagement cancelled at the last moment; and if there is any prospect of these persons being compensated for their loss?


I have been asked to reply. The Peruvian Government have agreed to pay a further £1,200, making £3,700 in all, in final settlement of the claim made by His Majesty's Government on behalf of the distressed British emigrants who were repatriated from Peru. The cases of persons who, although they did not actually sail, sold their homes and made all preparations in view of engagements entered into with the Peruvian Consul-General, are receiving consideration, and in some of them compensation has already been paid.