HC Deb 03 April 1878 vol 239 cc475-6



Sir, I wish to give Notice that to-morrow I intend to ask Her Majesty's Government a Question in addition to that of which I gave Notice yesterday. It is to ask, with respect to the proposal of Germany on the 15th of March that a preliminary Conference should be held at Berlin to settle the course of procedure in the Congress, Whether the refusal of Her Majesty's Government on the following day to discuss that proposal, so far as the point in dispute was concerned, is to be considered as absolute; and, if so, whether they can conveniently state the reason of that refusal?