HC Deb 02 July 1877 vol 235 c592

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether due explanation has been made to Colonel Wellesley, Military Attaché in Russia, of the discourtesy of his reception at the Russian head quarters on the Danube; whether facilities have been given to him to discharge the duties of his office, equal to those given to the military representatives of other neutral powers with the Russian Army; and, whether Her Majesty's Government will lay upon the Table of the House any Correspondence which has taken place on the subject?


Sir, Colonel Wellesley has reported that nothing could be more satisfactory than the manner in which he was received on the 27th ult. by Prince Gortchakoff. He had been desired to repair to His Majesty's head quarters, where he was told he would be perfectly well received both by the Emperor and the Grand Duke. He is to be attached in the same manner as his German and Austrian colleagues. There is no official correspondence which can be presented to the House. The communications which have been exchanged with the Russian Government have been of a formal character.