HC Deb 20 September 1841 vol 59 c667

On the sum of 19,987l. being proposed to defray the expenses of the expedition to the Niger,

Mr. S. Wortley

inquired what had taken place with respect to the sale of Fernando Po to our Government.

Viscount Palmerston

said that the Spanish Government had agreed that the sale should take place, but having submitted the proposition to the Cortes, they found them entertaining such a disinclination to dispose of the island, that they thought it best to drop the matter.

Vote agreed to.