HC Deb 08 February 1884 vol 284 c309

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he is in a position to state to the House the course which the Government have taken in respect to the arrangement made in November last between M. de Lesseps and the Eastern Trade Shipowners' Association; and whether he will lay upon the Table a Copy of all Correspondence that has passed thereon between the Government and the Shipowners' Association, and also between the Government and the management of the Suez Canal Company, either direct or through the British Suez Canal Directors?


Any account that I could give in answer to my hon. Friend would be necessarily an imperfect account; but I have to say what will be more satisfactory to him, that copies of the Correspondence will be laid almost at once upon the Table of the House, and which will contain full and authentic particulars.