MR. JOSEPH COWEN
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If Lord Granville has written a 953 letter to Mr. Errington, expressing satis faction at the success of his representations to the Vatican respecting the state; of affairs in Ireland?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
No, Sir; no such letter has been written. I am asked by Lord Granville to add that, in answer to the Question put to me by the hon. Member on Thursday, I was directed by him to state that he had sent no letter of congratulation to Home. By that Lord Granville meant to convey that he had sent no letter of congratulation to Mr. Errington, who is in Rome, or to anybody else. He wished me to express his regret that, from the fact of the answer having been more comprehensive than the Question, any trouble should have been given to the House.
§ SIR H. DRUMMOND WOLFF
I wish to ask the noble Lord, whether any Correspondence has taken place on public affairs connected with the Vatican between Lord Granville and Mr. Errington; and, if so, whether such Correspondence has been deposited in the official archives of the Department, or whether it is of a private character, and has not been deposited in the official archives for the information of future Secretaries of State? If the noble Lord cannot answer the Question now I will give Notice of it.