HC Deb 10 June 1858 vol 150 cc1849-50

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether it is true that, after asking an immediate audience and thereby causing inconvenience to the Grand Duke and Duchess of Tuscany, who were at the time in the country, Mr. Howard left Florence and returned to Paris before the day which his Serene and Royal Highness had appointed for such audience; whether Mr. Howard is to be allowed his outfit; and whether a fitting apology has been or is to be made to their Serene and Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Tuscany for the misconduct of Mr. Howard?


said, the Government had no knowledge of the particular circumstances of inconvenience to the Grand Ducal authorities to which the hon. and learned Gentleman had called attention. In reference to the outfit, Mr. Howard received the amount to which he was entitled, but upon the resignation of his appointment he repaid it. Lord Normanby would explain to the Grand Duke of Tuscany and to the Grand Duchess the circumstances of Mr. Howard's departure.

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