HC Deb 02 August 1859 vol 155 cc870-1

said, he had given notice of his intention to submit to the House on Thursday next a Motion having reference to the inexpediency of England's taking any part in the anticipated Congress of European Powers. Since he had given that notice, however, he had received a letter from his noble Friend at the head of the Government, which stated that, owing to the late melancholy event which had taken place in the family of the noble Lord the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, he would not be in his place in the House before Monday next, and requested him (Lord Elcho) in consequence to postpone his Motion until that day. Under those circumstances, he had no alternative but to accede to the request of his noble Friend, who, he hoped, would enable him to bring forward the Motion on Monday.


expressed his readiness to do so.