HC Deb 07 June 1887 vol 315 cc1231-2
MR. JOHN MORLET (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

I wish to ask the First Lord of the Treasury a Question, of which I gave him private Notice yesterday, When the Government will be able to lay upon the Table of the House Papers relating to the Egyptian Convention, and also any Correspondence which has taken place between the Government and the Government of France in relation to the New Hebrides?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SHITH) (Strand, Westminster)

With regard to the Egyptian Convention, I hope it will be in the power of the Government to lay Papers on the Table in the course of a few days. With regard to the New Hebrides, negotiations are still in progress; but they have been undoubtedly delayed. But that is not due to any laches on the part of Her Majesty's Government. Therefore, I am unable to give any undertaking in regard to that part of the Question.