§ MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has yet received the Despatch from the Canadian Government, which, on the 8th instant, he said was on his way to this country, containing suggestions for a modus vivendi for the settlement of the American fishery disputes; and, whether he will be good enough to inform the House of its tenour?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
Her Majesty's Government are in possession of the despatch from the Canadian Government relative to the Canadian Fisheries, which the hon. Member refers to. It is under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government, and will be presented to the House with further Papers. It would be unusual and inconvenient to state its tenour at the present stage.