HC Deb 07 August 1848 vol 100 cc1172-3

rose to ask, whether it were the intention of Her Majesty's Government, cither singly or in concert with her Allies, to mediate between Sardinia and Austria, for the pacification of the North of Italy?


In answer to the question of my hon. Friend, I can assure him and the House that Her Majesty's Government are deeply sensible of the great importance of seeing a termination put to that unfortunate warfare which is now taking place in the north of Italy; and I am able—although I have no right to speak for another Government—yet I believe I may assure the House that that desire is equally shared by the Government of France. Her Majesty's Government arc, therefore, about—I may say, already engaged, but about to take stops, in conjunction I trust with the Government of France, for the purpose of endeavouring by amicable negotiation to bring that warfare to an end.