HC Deb 07 April 1848 vol 98 cc5-6

MR. URQUHART asked the noble Lord if Her Majesty's Government had entered into a guarantee of the Crown of Belgium, or in any way had compromised themselves in engagements to maintain, in consequence of recent events on the Continent, the existing state of things?

VISCOUNT PALMERSTON: Her Majesty's Government have entered into no new engagements whatever with regard to Belgium, or any other portion of the Continent. The House is in possession of the Treaties of 1831 and 1839, which contain certain engagements and guarantees upon the part of the Five Powers—France, Austria, Russia, Prussia, and Britain, with regard to Belgium.