HC Deb 11 April 1867 vol 186 c1482

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he is able to state, without injury to the Public Service, the actual position of our relations with Spain?


Sir, the House is aware that there are, unfortunately, two questions now pending between the British Government and that of Spain. With regard to one of these questions, that of the Tornado, I have received from the Spainsh Govenment a further communication. I cannot say it is altogether satisfactory; but, at the same time, I do not look upon it as necessarily is now under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government. With reference to the second and more pressing case of the Victoria. I regret to say that I am not in a position to give any further information to the House. I have not received any reply of any kind from the Spanish Govenment on that subject.