HC Deb 23 March 1871 vol 205 cc458-9

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the Government had any information that Prussia was likely to fulfil the engagement of the Fifth Article of the Treaty of Prague, and restore a portion of North Schleswig to Denmark should the populations of those districts by a free vote express their desire to be reunited to Denmark; and, whether a plebiscite was likely to be taken with a view to this restoration of North Schleswig to Denmark should the vote of the people be favourable to it?


said, in reply, that to the best of his knowledge and belief the Government had no information such as that referred to in the first part of the hon. Gentleman's Question. The hon. Gentleman would, perhaps, kindly accept the same answer with respect to the second part.