§ MR. STAPLETON
said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government are cognizant of any negotiation between the Bavarian Government and the Austrian Government, or between either of those Governments and any of the German Governments, with respect to the course to be pursued by them in regard to the Œcumenical Council; and whether he can inform the House on the subject by Papers or otherwise?
said, in reply, that the Government were informed that there had been a negotiation between the Bavarian and the Austrian Governments on the subject of the proposed (Ecumenical Council at Rome; but that information did not come before Her Majesty's Government in any official form. In fact, they knew it only because it had been published in all the German newspapers. He was therefore unable to say that he should be able to lay any information on the subject before the House.