HC Deb 08 June 1874 vol 219 cc1162-3

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any of the Despatches written by the late Governor Maclean to the Committee of British Merchants are now in the Colonial Office; and, if so, will he lay them upon the Table of the House?


Sir, the Despatches referred to by the hon. Baronet have been transferred—as is the custom with old Papers—to the Record Office, where every facility will be afforded for their inspection. If on a perusal of the Despatches the hon. Gentleman is of opinion that any public advantage would be derived from their being laid upon the Table, and he will kindly communicate with me, I shall be happy to see how far it is possible to meet his wishes upon the subject.