HC Deb 06 June 1861 vol 163 c631

said, he wished to ask the hon. Member for Galway County, Whether it is his intention to bring on his Motion to-morrow with reference to the recognition of the Southern States of America, and also, whether the noble Lord the Foreign Secretary deems it desirable that the subject should be discussed?


said, it was his intention to bring on the Motion to-morrow, and he believed the Foreign Secretary was prepared to discuss the question.


So far as the Government are concerned, having asked the hon. Member on several occasions to postpone his Motion, we can make no further objection to his bringing it on, but, looking to the interests of the public service, I cannot say that I think it desirable that it should come on.