HC Deb 03 August 1860 vol 160 c661

said, he wished to put a question to the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies relative to the British Territory on the Red River and the Assiniboine. He remarked that the statements which he made on a former occasion about that territory, and which were contradicted then by the right hon. Member for Coventry (Mr. Ellice), had been entirely confirmed by the report of local investigations since received. There could be no doubt that in those regions there was an extensive territory, one of great fertility, and perfectly adapted for colonization. He would ask whether the Government had yet come to any decision with a view to the opening of that territory to settlement and colonization?