HC Deb 26 March 1841 vol 57 cc611-2
Mr. Pakington

had not exactly understood the effect of what had fallen from the noble Lord the other evening upon the subject of motion which he (Mr. Pakington) proposed to bring forward on Tuesday next, relating to the colony of Newfoundland. He should feel obliged by the noble Lord intimating to him what he had stated.

Lord John, Russell

had said, that he had no objection to the motion of the hon. Gentleman being assented to for a committee to inquire into the state of the colony of Newfoundland, when it should be brought forward. He was not prepared to slate the course which he intended to adopt with respect to that colony; but, when he had received despatches from the governor, which he expected in the course of a few weeks, in reference to the proceedings of the House of Assembly, he would state to the House what the measures were which the Government intended to adopt.