HC Deb 01 March 1878 vol 238 cc539-40

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he can state what progress has been made towards clearing the River Danube for navigation between Sulina and Galatz; and, if it is correct that the Russian authorities have placed the management of the river, pro tern, under the supervision of the Danubian Commissioners?


Sir, we have heard that the Russian authorities have placed themselves in communication with the Danube Commissioners with the view of having the obstruction removed from the Sulina branch of the Danube. The obstruction was placed there some months ago. Her Majesty's Government have not yet heard whether the works have been commenced, nor whether any progress had been made at all in that direction.