MR. M'CULLAGH TORRENS
said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any authentic information has been received of the rejection by the Senate of the United States of the Convention regarding the Alabama claims; and, whether he can inform the House that the Protocol regarding mutual rights of naturalization has been accepted?
, in reply, said, no authentic information had been received at the Foreign Office of the rejection by the Senate of the United States of the Convention relating to the Alabama claims. His hon. Friend the Member for Finsbury had correctly described the agreement which had been come to with respect to the mutual rights of naturalization as a "Protocol" and not a "Convention." He had no intelligence that it had either been accepted or rejected, The Report of the Naturalization Commission had been received, and had been laid by him upon the table of the House that evening.