HC Deb 15 February 1875 vol 222 c312

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether, in view of the fact that the Government of Marshal Serrano so recently recognised by Her Majesty no longer exists, and of the defeat publicly reported to have been given by the Royal Army of Don Carlos to the Alphonsist Troops in Navarre, Her Majesty's Ministers are prepared to recommend the speedy recognition of the Liberal Government of Madrid?


In reply, Sir, to the hon. Member for Wexford, I have to state that Her Majesty's Government have determined to recommend Her Majesty to recognize the existing Government of Spain. They have done so for the same reason as induced them last year to recommend Her Majesty to recognize the Government of Marshal Serrano—namely, that the existing Government seems to be de facto established over all, except a very small portion, of that kingdon. Under those circumstances, new credentials will be sent to Her Majesty's Minister at Madrid this evening.