HC Deb 09 February 1860 vol 156 cc717-8

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any Convention had been entered into between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the Emperor of the French with reference to the demands to be made by both Governments on that of China, and with the view of settling the bases of the combined operations of the French and English Forces in that country, and especially with reference to a permanent occupation by either Power of any portion of the Chinese Territory; and, if any such Convention has been made, whether Her Majesty's Government have any objection to lay it on the table of the House?


was understood to say that there was an ordinary private Convention which was on the point of being signed, but there was no such general Convention as the hon. Member had indicated.