HC Deb 25 May 1883 vol 279 c893

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Mr. Errington has at any time received money from the public funds for the payment of his expenses incurred by his mission to Rome?


Sir, in consequence of a statement made on February 14 last year by my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth (Sir H. Drummond Wolff) that he knew, as a fact, that Mr. Errington's expenses were paid by Her Majesty's Government, an unqualified contradiction was given on the subject in "another place" on February 16; and it was stated by Lord Granville that, neither directly nor indirectly, had Mr. Errington received, at any time, money from the public funds, or from Her Majesty's Government, or from any Member of it, for any purpose whatever. That statement is equally true now; and my reply to the noble Lord is, therefore, a distinct negative.