HC Deb 09 May 1843 vol 69 cc25-6
Viscount Palmerston

asked, whether the Government had any objection to lay upon the Table a copy of the firman issued by the Porte for regulating the affairs of Servia, together with copies of the treaties of Bucharest, Adrianople, and Ackerman, with which the firman was connected?

Sir R. Peel

said, he would lay upon the Table a copy of the firman, and though it was not usual to produce treaties to which this country was not a party, he would lay upon the Table all the articles of the treaties referred to by the noble Lord which bore upon the subject.

Mr. Hume

wished the complete treaties to be laid upon the Table.

Sir R. Peel

thought, that course would tend to produce confusion, it would be better to publish only such parts of the treaties as were explanatory of the point at issue.