HC Deb 22 March 1847 vol 91 cc264-5

said, that he was asked by an hon. Member, some time ago, whether there was any truth in the report that the Emperor of Russia had prohibited the exportation of corn from that country. He now begged to inform that hon. Gentleman and the House, that a letter had been received from Lord Bloomfield, stating, that as soon as the report had come to his knowledge, he had a communication with the Minister of Finance at St. Peters-burgh on the subject, and that he had been informed by the Russian Government that the report was without any foundation whatsoever; but that, on the contrary, the exportation of grain from the Russian ports would be facilitated by all possible means by the Government of that country.

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