HC Deb 04 March 1878 vol 238 cc636-7

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House, Copy of any Report of the operations of the International Commission appointed under the Treaties of 1856 and 1871, for the improvement of the navigation of the mouths of the Danube, which may have been received at the Foreign Office since the receipt of Lieutenant Colonel Stokes' Report which was presented to Parliament in 1872?


Sir, in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend, I have to state that there is no Report in the Foreign Office similar to the Report which was made in 1872 by Colonel Stokes on the subject of the Danube Commission. There are despatches on the subject, and I have looked at them, but I do not think they would give the information he requires, I may tell my hon. and gallant Friend, however, that it is intended to obtain a Report on the subject from Colonel Stokes, and that Report will be laid before Parliament.