HC Deb 12 April 1867 vol 186 c1586

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether in the case of a rupture with Spain, sufficient previous notice will be given to British shipping to enable them to leave Spanish ports?


All I can say, Sir, in answer to the Question of the hon. and gallant Member, is that I most sincerely hope that the contingency his Question contemplates may never arise. Should it, however, unfortunately arise, every means will be taken by Her Majesty's Government to give warning and protection to British vessels in Spanish ports.