HC Deb 15 May 1885 vol 298 c631

I wish to ask the Prime Minister a Question arising out of his answer to the Leader of the Opposition. Do I understand him to say that we are to expect no Papers relating to the Penjdeh incident until the negotiations with regard to the proposed agreement with Kussia are completed?


No, Sir; It is not my duty to prepare those Papers, and the Question had better be addressed to my noble Friend (Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice). I understand the Papers now laid on the Table come down to the Penjdeh incident, and that they do not come later than the Penjdeh incident, and it is not thought there would be any advantage in laying later Papers until the matter is concluded. We trust the conclusion may be very near at hand.