§ MR. BRIGGS
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he will lay upon the Table copies of all instructions issued to Sir Bartle Frere by the present Government? I wish also to add a Question of which I have given the right hon. Gentlemen private Notice, whether it is true, as stated in The Manchester Examiner and Times, that Sir Bartle Frere has resigned his appointment?
Her Majesty's Government have laid on the Table the whole of their instructions to Sir Bartle Frere. They were contained in the Papers presented some time ago. I am not sure whether those Papers are in the hands of Members. With reference to the second Question, no intimation has reached me of the resignation of Sir Bartle Frere.