HC Deb 21 January 1878 vol 237 c248

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the remaining portion of the report of Sir Thomas Wade will be laid upon the Table of the House; and, whether it is the intention of the Government to ratify the Cheefoo Convention?


Sir, the consideration of the Cheefoo Convention was suspended until the views of the Indian Government had been ascertained with regard to certain commercial questions. A telegram has been received from the Government of India stating that a despatch reporting on the Convention is on its way to England. When it arrives it will immediately receive the attention and consideration of Her Majesty's Government, and the Papers will be presented as soon as a decision has been arrived at.