HC Deb 31 March 1870 vol 200 c988

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is the intention of the Government to bring in a Bill to amend our Neutrality Laws, in accordance with the recommendations of the late Royal Commission?


said, in reply, that it had been the wish of the Government to introduce a Bill on this subject during the present Session, and, indeed, a Bill was in a very advanced state of preparation; but, looking at the importance of the subject, the fact that it would require great attention from Parliament, and the pressure of Public Business, the Government thought it impossible to introduce the measure during the present Session. If the question were not carefully dealt with, greater inconvenience might be caused than that which we sought to remedy.