HC Deb 12 June 1863 vol 171 c871

said, the hon. Member for Brighton had not concluded his glowing statement with any Motion; and therefore as the discussion could not lead to any practical result, he believed he should be acting in accordance with the wishes of the House in bringing forward his own Question, which stood next upon the paper. Not seeing the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in his place, perhaps the noble Lord at the head of the Government would have no objection to say, Whether any answer had been received from the Peruvian Government to the communication made about six weeks ago regarding Captain Melville White; and to what friendly Power, in case the reply was not satisfactory, Captain White's claims were to be referred?

Main Question put, and agreed to.

Supply considered in Committee.

House resumed.

Committee report Progress; to sit again on Monday next.