HC Deb 05 June 1845 vol 81 cc138-9
Lord J. Manners

wished to ask a question of the right hon. Gentleman at the head of Her Majesty's Government in reference to Don Carlos. When he put a similar question last year, it was stated that as long as Don Carlos maintained his pretensions to the Spanish crown, the British Government would not interfere. But Don Carlos having waved his right to the crown, he wished to know whether the English Government were prepared to make any representation to the Government of France to promote the release of that illustrious individual?

Sir R. Peel

said, he had to slate, since the noble Lord had given notice of his intention to ask his question, a communication had been received from the French Government by the British Government, in which an official announcement had been made of the resignation of Don Carlos in favour of his son, and that Don Carlos had made an application for a passport to enable him to leave the place where he at present resided, which he had found prejudicial to his own health and that of his family, and retire to the neighbourhood of the Pyrenees. The French Government had intimated that this re- quisition had been complied with, and no opposition had been offered to the application by the British Government.