HC Deb 11 July 1856 vol 143 c645

said, that it had been publicly stated by the officer of a company, called the Central American Commercial and Agricultural Company, that he had in his possession a letter from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, setting forth definitively the limits of the British settlement of Belize and its dependencies. He wished to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether that document was in existence, and if it were, whether there would be any objection to lay it on the table of the House?


said, that in the year 1836 a letter was addressed by his right hon. Friend the Home Secretary (Sir G. Grey), who was then Under-Secretary for the Colonies, to a Mr. Coxe, in which he stated what were at that time the views of the British Government with regard to the limits of the settlement of Belize. If the right hon. Gentleman moved for the production of the letter, there would be no objection to lay it on the table.


said, he would then move for the production of a copy of the letter.

Motion agreed to.