Oral Answers to Questions — Mexico (British Subject Kidnapped).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 13th March 1929.

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Photo of Mr Austen Chamberlain Mr Austen Chamberlain , Birmingham West

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, but His Majesty's Minister at Mexico City has reported that Mr. J. W. Reid, a British subject, together with an American citizen, has been kidnapped by bandits and is being held to ransom. Both men are employed by a mining company in the State of Durango. His Majesty's Minister and the United States Ambassador are in communication on the subject with the Mexican Government, and His Majesty's Vice-consul at Durango has been instructed to co-operate with his United States colleague in endeavouring to secure the release of the captured men.