HC Deb 09 June 1856 vol 142 c1163

Sir, seeing the hon. Gentleman the Member for Inverness-shire (Mr. Baillie) in his place, I beg to ask him if, after the opinion expressed by the hon. Baronet the Member for Hertfordshire (Sir B. Lytton), confirmed by that of the noble Lord at the head of the Government, as to the inexpediency of entering upon such a question at present, it is his intention to raise the discussion of which he has given notice on the Motion for going into Committee of Supply on the Army Estimates?


I beg to state that it is my intention to call the attention of the House to the question of which I have given notice, as soon as possible after the receipt in this country of the official accounts relative to what has passed in the United States. If those accounts should reach England previous to the bringing on of the Army Estimates, I shall do so then; if not, upon the earliest subsequent occasion.


I may take this opportunity of inquiring from the noble Lord the First Minister, whether he has now received direct information of the retirement of Her Majesty's Representative from Washington?


Sir, Her Majesty's Government have received no information upon which any reliance car be placed.