HC Deb 16 July 1878 vol 241 cc1581-2

wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs a Question. He understood that the Treaty of Berlin had been laid upon the Table of the House, but he had not seen it, and did not know whether it had been circulated. He wished to ask the hon. Gentleman, When they would have an opportunity of seeing the Protocols?


Sir, I need not point out that the Protocols are very lengthy, covering many hundred pages. They will be ready, I hope, on Thursday. Therefore, the House will see that they are being got on with with as much rapidity as possible. The translations are very heavy. There are one or two other despatches and other documents that the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs will probably wish to add to the Protocols, and, therefore, that series of the Papers I hope to lay on the Table of the House on Friday, and I have no doubt whatever that they will be in the hands of hon. Members on Monday next.