HC Deb 30 June 1848 vol 99 cc1413-4

said, in reply to some questions put by Mr. Urquhart, that the hon. Gentleman had stated that, by the additional article the British Government were to furnish the Spanish Government with arms and ammunition; but there was a distinct agreement entered into afterwards between the Spanish Government and the British Government that those supplies should be paid for; and a return was made several years ago stating the amount supplied, and the amount remaining still to be supplied. The claim, therefore, was admitted by the Crown of Spain, and although it was not pressed for payment, yet it was acknowledged as a debt, and was founded upon an agreement entered into between the Spanish Minister at this Court and the British Government.