HC Deb 22 March 1861 vol 162 c211

said, he wished to know, Whether it is true that the Court of Policy of Demerara have passed a Bill allowing the surrender of French political prisoners who may escape from Cayenne; whether the assent of the Colonial Authorities will be given to that Bill, and, if so, whether a copy of the Bill will be laid upon the table before the sanction of the Crown is given


said, he could not state the exact nature of the Bill lately passed by the Court of Policy of Demerara. He could, however, state that Her Majesty's Government would not give their sanction to any Bill having for its object the rendition of political prisoners escaping from neighbouring colonies.