HC Deb 17 March 1868 vol 190 c1812

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has any objection to lay upon the table all Papers relating to the capture and condemnation of the Springbok by the United States Government, and especially the Letter to Lord Stanley on behalf of the owners of the Springbok's cargo, dated the 5th day of February last, covering the joint opinion of Mr. Mellish, Q.C., and Mr. W. Vernon Harcourt, Q.C., and other Enclosures?


All the papers, Sir, in the Springbok case are at present before the Law Officers of the Crown, and until I have seen their opinions on the case it is impossible for me to answer my hon. Friend's Question.