HC Deb 20 June 1848 vol 99 c879

had to ask whether those workmen who had been turned out of France had received any compensation for the losses they had sustained by the seizure of the sums they had lodged in the French savings-banks? If they had not, had the noble Lord any objection to lay on the table the correspondence that had passed between him and the British Ambassador at Paris on the subject?


had to state, in reply to the question of the hon. Gentleman, that communications had passed some time ago between Lord Normanby and the French Government on this subject; and the French Government promised that the deposits belonging to English workmen should, if possible, be restored to them in full, though a different arrangement had been made with regard to French depositors. In these circumstances, the House would agree with him that it would be unnecessary to produce any correspondence till the result became known.