HC Deb 04 June 1874 vol 219 cc965-6

said, he wished to appeal to the right hon. and gallant Baronet the Member for Stamford (Sir John Hay) to postpone a Motion of which he had given Notice in reference to the Newfoundland Fisheries. He did so on these grounds—the subject had been and then was under consideration, and negotiations were going forward both with the Colony of Newfoundland and the French Government on the subject. What he wished was that the right hon. and gallant Baronet would postpone his Motion until Her Majesty's Government were prepared to make a statement on the subject.


said, he had no difficulty in acceding to the request of his hon. Friend, inasmuch as his sole object was to assist in settling a very difficult question.