HC Deb 03 June 1875 vol 224 c1357

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, with reference to the recent communications between Her Majesty's Government and those of Germany and France as to the relation of those Powers with each other, Whether he is prepared to state that Her Majesty's Government have given no occasion for the statements in the public journals of Berlin, or others, that this country "has ranged herself amongst the possible adversaries of the German Empire in its contest with the Papacy?"


Sir, I have not seen those "public statements in the journals of Berlin, or others," to which the Question of the hon. Gentleman refers. I beg to add, on the part of the Government, that we are not responsible for anything which appears in newspapers, either foreign or domestic.