HC Deb 05 February 1864 vol 173 cc172-3

inquired of the President of the Board of Trade, Whether a cargo from a Prussian port consigned to an English merchant on English account would be respected in case of capture, so that it might be re-shipped in an English ship?


I presume that the Question of the hon. Baronet refers to the case of a Prussian vessel captured by a Danish cruiser, with an English cargo on board. My answer, then, must be that I suppose it would he respected, inasmuch as Denmark acceded to the Declaration of Paris. The third Article of that Declaration is in these words:—"Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag."