HC Deb 28 June 1880 vol 253 cc974-5

In reference to the Questions recently addressed to me by the hon. Baronet the Member for Midhurst (Sir Henry Holland) and the hon. and gallant Member for the county of Cork (Colonel Colthurst), I should like to say that communications are passing between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the United States in regard to the Fortune Bay question, and that communications are also passing with the Legal Advisers of the Crown on the subject. Under these circumstances, I think that my hon. Friends would see that it will not be possible to immediately circulate the Papers promised on this subject.