HC Deb 01 May 1840 vol 53 c1151
Viscount Mahon

, seeing the noble Lord, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, in his place, wished to ask him whether any official intelligence had been received of those measures of reprisal which, as the House was informed on a previous occasion, had been directed to be taken against the government of Naples?

Viscount Palmerston

had received yesterday a despatch, dated the 17th of April, stating that reprisals had commenced, and that the Hydra was then in the Bay of Naples.