MR. BECKETT - DENISON
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If any intimation has been received of the intention of the Russian Government to renew their invitation to a Conference at St. Petersburg on the usages of warfare; and, if the views of Her Majesty's Government as to the un-desirability of taking part in such Conference have undergone any change since the meeting of Parliament in February last?
§ MR. BOURKE
Sir, in answer to the first part of the Question of the hon. Gentleman, I have to state that no invitation has been given to Her Majesty's Government to attend any future Conference at St. Petersburg on the usages of war. With regard to the second part of the Question, I have to state that the views of Her Majesty's Government have undergone no change on that subject. They continue to entertain the same opinion already expressed in despatches which have been laid on the Table of the House.