HC Deb 30 August 1880 vol 256 cc652-3

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If any reply has come yet from the Portuguese Government to the representations made by Her Majesty's Go- vernment on the subject of the violation of the International Sailing Code, by the Lisbon Courts in the collision case, "City of Mecca" and "Insulano;" and if Her Majesty's Government are prepared to insist on the matter being submitted to International Arbitration, or what other steps they propose to take in order to remedy the injustice?


The Portuguese Government have as yet returned no reply to the representations of Her Majesty's Government upon this subject. They have, however, been pressed for an answer; but until it has been received, and has been duly considered, Her Majesty's Government will not be in a position to state what further steps they will take in the matter.