said, he understood that it was inconvenient to the Government that he should proceed to-night with the Motion which stood in his name relative to the seizure of the "Tornado." He would, however, beg leave to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the Government have received from Spain a Copy of the Decree of the Council of State affirming the sentence of condemnation of the Court below; and, whether the hon. Gentleman will lay this Paper, together with other further Papers on the same matter, on the Table?
in reply, said, that the Government had received the decree referred to, but it had been thought proper to give the parties interested in the vessel an opportunity of expressing an opinion upon it. Those observations had been submitted to the Law Officers of the Crown for their opinion, and when that had been given the Papers would be laid upon the table.