HC Deb 22 June 1868 vol 192 c1854

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the Recommendations of the Neutrality Commission have received the attention and approval of the Government; and, if so, whether a Measure will be introduced for the purpose of giving effect to them?


Sir, I have read the Report of the Neutrality Commissioners with great interest and attention, and I may say that in the general scope of their recommendations Her Majesty's Government entirely concur. But with regard to the details of those recommendations I require more leisure than I have yet had for considering them before I give an opinion upon them. In the actual state of Business I conceive that it would be quite useless to attempt to legislate on the subject during the present Session; but if I have the opportunity I shall certainly be prepared to do so when the new Parliament meets.