HC Deb 16 June 1881 vol 262 c642

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is true, as stated in a communication from St. Petersburg in the "Times" of June 7th, that the legal adviser of Her Majesty's Government in that capital has come to the conclusion, after a review of the Russian laws and regulations regarding foreign Jews, that the expulsion of Mr. Lewisohn from Russia last year was illegal; and, if so, whether he will lay a Copy of the Document in which this opinion is expressed upon the Table of the House; and, what steps Her Majesty's Government are now prepared to take in the matter?


in reply, said, it would not be desirable to make any statement with regard to the contents of the despatch in question which would be imperfect. The Report prepared by the legal adviser of Her Majesty's Embassy has been referred to the Law Officers of the Crown for their consideration; and when it comes back from them it will be included, or the greater portion of it, in the Papers to be laid before the House.