HC Deb 20 April 1860 vol 157 c2066

said, he had given notice of a Motion— That it appears to this House from the papers which have been placed before Parliament by command of Her Majesty, that the French Government was ready to submit the question of the annexation of Savoy and the arrondissement of Nice to France to a Congress of all the Great Powers of Europe, provided that Her Majesty's Government would agree to have the question of the annexation of the States of Central Italy, namely, Tuscany, Parma, Modena, and the Roman Legations also submitted to a Congress of all the Great Powers; and that this House regrets that those territorial additions to France and Sardinia have been arranged without the convocation of such a Congress. After the explanation on the part of the Government on the previous night he would not bring forward his Motion that evening; but he wished to give notice of his intention on an early Supply night of addressing the House on the subject.