§ MR. BAILLIE COCHRANE
said, he wished to be allowed to make a personal explanation. In the debate on the Suez Canal the other night he stated that the case of the litigation between the Messageries Maritimes and the Suez Canal Company was a matter of private arrangement, and had for its object to put the authority over the Suez Canal into the hands of the French Courts. The representative of the Messageries Maritimes begged him to say that this was not the fact, and that the litigation going on between the Companies was a bonâ fide litigation carried on in the most genuine manner. He was sorry if he had made any misrepresentation of the fact; but the correction did not affect his argument, which was that the proceedings ought to have been carried on in an Egyptian Court.