HC Deb 16 July 1883 vol 281 c1523

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is true that the Spanish Government have imposed quarantine on all British ships entering Spanish ports; and whether he has any information as to the extent and conditions of that measure?


Sir, the Spanish Government have imposed a quarantine of three days' observation on vessels arriving from England. On the receipt, last Saturday, of this intelligence, Sir Robert Morier was at once instructed by telegraph to remonstrate against this measure, and to point out that it is uncalled for on sanitary grounds, and that it will cause much inconvenience to shipping and trade. I may mention now that copies of the precautionary Regulations adopted by the Local Government Board were sent to Her Majesty's Representatives abroad last Saturday for their information and use, and for communication to the Governments to which they are accredited.