HC Deb 13 July 1876 vol 230 c1399

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the Governor of Gibraltar has been instructed to withdraw the Ordinances for creating Anglican and Roman Catholic Church Bodies in that Colony, in accordance with the pledge given at the early part of the Session; and whether, if so, he will lay the Despatch giving him such instruction on the Table of the House?


in reply, said, it would not be possible to produce the Despatch to which reference was made, for this reason—that no such Despatch had been written. Personal communications, however, had taken place between the Secretary of State and Lord Napier of Magdala, and it was fully understood that the ordinance to which reference was made would not be persevered with.