§ MR. BOURKE
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 966 were prepared to make a statement on the subject.
§ SIR JOHN HAY
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.