HC Deb 27 February 1849 vol 102 c1323

inquired whether it was true, as stated in the Austrian official journals, that the Envoy of Austria at the Congress at Brussels had laid it down in the basis of negotiations, that the status quo, as guaranteed by the Treaty of 1815, should be maintained; and, if so, whether that arrangement was to be understood to refer to the present political situation of Poland and Cracow?


replied, that the Austrian Government held that they were entitled to maintain that the territorial distribution settled by the Treaty of Vienna should still remain in force. There was no guarantee given by that treaty, although certain rights were established by it. As to Poland and Cracow, those who knew what had passed with reference to these States during the last two years, could answer the question of the hon. Gentleman as well as he (Viscount Palmerston) could.