§ SIR LAWRENCE PALK
said, in the absence of the First Lord of the Treasury, he would beg to ask the Government, Whether any Circular Note or Despatch has been received by Her Majesty's Government from the Allied Powers, declaring they no longer consider themselves bound by the concessions made by them at the Conference; and whether any statement has been made by Austria, that the assertion made by Earl Russell that Austria will confine herself to the occupation of Schleswig and Holstein is erroneous?
§ MR. LAYARD
said, in the latter part of the Question the word "occupation" was incorrect. The statement was that there was no "conquest" of Jutland.
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
said, he wished to know whether Her Majesty's Government are in possession of any information that the German Powers are about to attack Copenhagen and the Islands?