§ MR. ANDERSON
said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If any steps are being taken by Government to obtain settlement of the claims of British subjects on the Government of Brazil?
, in reply, said, he must remind the hon. Gentleman that the claim of British subjects on the Government of Brazil was an old subject. But they were in this difficulty—that there were as many claims by British subjects on the Brazilian Government as there were by Brazilian subjects on the British Government. Steps had been taken where by these claims would be examined by a legal gentleman attached to one of the Departments and the head of the commercial department in the Foreign Office. He was unable then to give the hon. Member any further information on the matter.