HC Deb 19 July 1875 vol 225 c1655

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, How it has happened that matters of such great delicacy as the negotiations for the passage of British soldiers through the dominions of the King of Burmah were immediately made public in India even before the negotiations were concluded?


Sir, I am afraid I can give no information to my hon. Friend, having received none from India, as to how this statement appeared in the public Press. It is inconvenient and unusual that negotiations of a delicate character should be made public before they are concluded. The attention of the Indian Government has been directed to this matter, and as they are fully aware of the inconvenience which may arise from premature publicity they will doubtless take all steps within their power to prevent a recurrence of that to which my hon. Friend has called attention.