§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, with reference to the cessation of diplomatic relations between this country and Venezuela, If he is prepared to state what action has been, or is proposed to be, taken for the protection of British subjects and their property in the latter country; more especially in the disputed territory adjacent to the Colony of British Guiana, now under the administration of the Venezuelan Government?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
It is expected that the German Government will consent to undertake the protection of British subjects and their property in Venezuela during the suspension of diplomatic re- 1085 lations with this country. The Commander of Her Majesty's Naval Forces on the Station has been instructed to arrange for the protection of the persons and property of British subjects in the disputed territory, which is not under the administration of the Venezuelan Government, as stated in the Question of the hon. Member.