HC Deb 23 April 1863 vol 170 c575

said, he would beg to ask, Whether the noble Lord at the head of the Government can confirm the satisfactory intelligence which has appeared in different newspapers—namely, that the Government have been able to come to an intelligible settlement respecting the Throne of Greece, and also whether the report is correct that it is the intention of our Government to guarantee a loan on the occasion of the new King going to that country?


Sir, I cannot say that all the communications which have been passing with regard to the acceptance of the throne of Greece by Prince William of Denmark are quite concluded; but we have the best reason to believe that their conclusion will be satisfactory as respecting his acceptance of the throne. With reference to the latter part of the hon. Gentleman's question, those pecuniary arrangements are matters of detail, about which I cannot say anything.