HC Deb 12 May 1809 vol 14 c528
Mr. Secretary Cunning

laid before the house, a copy of the Convention between the king of England and his Swedish majesty, concluded on the 1st of March, 1808. He said, this Convention had been alluded to in his majesty's speech on the opening of the session, and would have been sooner laid before the house, but that it was necessary to accompany it by some communication which, under the existing state of circumstances between both nations, it was necessary to postpone. He had now to state, that no part of the stipulated subsidy had been paid to Sweden beyond the first three months' instalment, nor would it be requisite to propose any vote more in the budget of this day. The existing state of circumstances between both countries was such as did not enable him to make any definite communication to the house at this time; but it was necessary to lay the paper before the house as a ground for the vote to be proposed.

Mr. Whitbread

declared himself perfectly satisfied by the explanation upon this subject.