§ MR. SCOTT
said, he would now beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the papers relating to the cession of the Kuria Muria Islands, and the correspondence relative to the supply of guano, with the terms which had been concluded with Mr. Ord and others, would be laid on the table before the dissolution?
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
said, he was not aware that the papers would supply any fresh information beyond that already published. There were different opinions entertained as to the quantity of guano derivable from these islands. Some thought it would be very great, while others thought it would be very little.