HC Deb 11 March 1880 vol 251 cc809-10

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in reference to the pending arbitration of the Emperor of Austria between Great Britain and Nicaragua, Whether the "case" of this Country is completed; and, whether he will place upon the Table of the House, as an unopposed Return, the Correspondence in respect to the matters in dispute between Great Britain and Nicaragua, together with the "case" of Nicaragua; and, if completed, that of Great Britain?


Yes, Sir; both the case of Great Britain and the case of Nicaragua are complete, and will shortly be exchanged; but Her Majesty's Government are of opinion that it would be prejudicial to the public interest, pending an inquiry on the subject, that any of the proceedings should be laid before Parliament.