§ MR. ANSTEY
wished to give notice that he should to-morrow ask the noble Lord the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he had received intelligence, official or private, of any demand which had been addressed to the Sublime Porte by the Russian Government, for the admission of a Russian squadron into the Bosphorus, and whether any means had been used to obtain such admission, and whether Her Majesty's Government were prepared to resist such an infraction of treaty I
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
could answer the hon. and learned Member's question at once. He could assure the hon. and learned Gentleman that Her Majesty's Government had the best reason to believe that no such demand as that which he mentioned had been made by the Russian Government. The Russian Government had not demanded permission for the Russian squadron to pass from the Black Sea to the Bosphorus.
§ Subject at an end.