§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can give any further information concerning the progress of the negotiations concerning sugar bounties; and, whether he can say at what time the Papers relating to the Conference on that question will be laid upon the Table?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FEROUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
No further information can yet be given. The Revised Draft of the Convention prepared in the last meeting of the Conference is under the consideration of the Governments concerned.
§ In further answer to Mr. PICTON,
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
said, that Papers were never presented to Parliament until negotiations of this kind were completed. The Conference would meet again in August, when the result of the reference to the Governments would be known. Papers could, of course, not be presented until after that time.
§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked, if the Prorogation of Parliament took place before that time, what opportunity the House would have of discussing the matter?
§ [No reply.]