HC Deb 27 July 1866 vol 184 cc1616-7

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs a question, of which lie had not given him notice, but which, nevertheless, he hoped the noble Lord would be able to answer—namely, Whether Her Majesty's Government have received any news of the prolongation of the armistice, and whether it is in the noble Lord's power to tell the House what is the general purport of the preliminaries which are alleged to have been signed?


I understand, Sir, that a prolongation of the armistice has taken place; but as to the preliminaries, I cannot say what they are.