HC Deb 11 May 1875 vol 224 c471

By a printer's error the Question I am about to ask is not on the Paper. I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he is in a position to make any re-assuring statement to the House with reference to the recent alarm as to the relations of France and Germany?


Sir, I may take the opportunity of stating that I have just now laid upon the Table of the House the Correspondence that has passed between the Governments of Germany and Belgium. In answer to the Question of the hon. Baronet, I am happy to say that Her Majesty's Government has this morning received from Berlin assurances of a thoroughly satisfactory character, and we are of opinion that there is no further cause for apprehension as to the maintenance of European peace.