HC Deb 29 July 1867 vol 189 c331

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the French Government have remonstrated with that of Prussia against their requiring any engagement as to the protection of the German population of North Schleswig from Denmark as the condition of their giving effect to the Fifth Article of the Treaty of Prague; and, whether the English Government have offered any opinion on the subject?


said, that communications had passed between the Governments of Prussia and France upon the subject referred to in the hon. Gentleman's Question. With regard to the precise nature of those communications he did not think he should be justified in going into detail, inasmuch as all the information that had reached England was of a confidential character; and the Governments concerned would, no doubt, make it public when they thought fit to do so. Her Majesty's Government had offered no opinion whatever on the subject.