§ MR. FREELAND
said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, When the Reports of our Consuls abroad, on the trade of the different countries to which they are accredited, for the year 1860, will be presented to Parliament; and whether any arrangement can be made in order that such Reports may in future be presented with less delay?
§ MR. LAYARD
said, the Reports id question would, he hoped, be in the hands of Members before the end of the Session. The fact was, that many of our Consuls were stationed in quarters so remote that their Reports did not reach this country as soon as might be desirable. Every endeavour would, however, be made to lay them before the House as soon as possible.