HC Deb 08 July 1887 vol 317 c212
MR. M'EWAN (Edinburgh, Central)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, If he has any objection to lay upon the Table of the House a Copy of the Correspondence between the Governor of Malta and the Colonial Office in the case of Dr. Grech?


I am afraid there is substantial objection to publishing correspondence with a Governor in which the acts of individuals have been discussed without the reserve which would have been used if publication were contemplated; and in this particular case there is no security that use might not be made of the correspondence for legal purposes. There would, moreover, be no public advantage in the publication, as the purport of my despatch has been already stated.