§ MR. W. G. CAVENDISH - BENTINCK (Penryn and Falmouth)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the attention of Her Majesty's Government has been called to the anomalous state of the Law of Extradition between the Dominion of Canada and the United States, and the dissatisfaction felt in both Countries in 1406 consequence; and, whether Her Majesty's Government will enter into negotiations for extending the scope of the existing Treaty?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
A Convention between Great Britain and the United States for the purpose of extending the scope of the existing Extradition Treaty was signed on the 25th of June last. This Convention is understood to be now under the consideration of the United States Legislature; but their decision thereon has not reached Her Majesty's Government, who, for their part, are prepared to ratify it.