HC Deb 11 March 1867 vol 185 c1645

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he will lay upon the table of the House the Correspondence between Her Majesty's Government and the Netherlands Government relating to Dutch encroachments on Native States in Sumatra, and also copy of any Memorials thereon presented by British Merchants at Penang?


Sir, the correspondence to which the hon. Gentleman's Question refers extends over a long course of years. It is exceedingly voluminous, and I have not had time to look into it since the notice appeared; but I will have it examined, and any papers that can be laid before the House without public inconvenience shall be produced.