Lord John Russell
moved the Order of the Day for the third reading of the Reform in Parliament (England) Bill.
Mr. Stuart Wortley
said, that; before that subject was proceeded in, he was desirous of putting a question to the right hon. Baronet, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Accounts of disturbances between the British subjects and the authorities at Macao had reached this country, and he wished to be informed by the right hon. Baronet whether any information had been received from, or instructions sent to, the Admiral commanding the squadron in the Bay of Bengal, to proceed to the scene of these disturbances, with a view of affording protection to the British interests there?
Sir J. Graham
would state, for the in- 414 formation of the House, that he had received advices from Sir Edward Owen, dated the 28th of September last, from the Madras Roads, in which that gallant officer stated, that, in consequence of the information he had received from Canton, he had thought it proper to proceed to the mouth of the Hoogly, in order to communicate with the Supreme Government at Calcutta. Since that information nothing, as to the result of that communication, had reached his Majesty's Government in this country.