HC Deb 25 April 1932 vol 265 cc50-1W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Mrs. Farnworth, 10, Dorning Street, Blackrod, Chorley, Lancashire, a widow, has been informed by the Buenos Aires Southern Railway Company that unless she proceeds to reside permanently within the confines of the Argentine Republic before May, 1932, she will, under a recent decree of that Republic, lose all her rights to a pension in respect of the long service of her deceased husband in that company; and, if so, will he make representations to the Argentine Government with a view to the modification of the decree?


My Department had not previously heard of the particular case referred to by the hon. Member, but some other instances of the prejudicial effect of this decree have been recently brought to my notice, and I have called for a detailed report from His Majesty's Ambassador at Buenos Aires.