HC Deb 07 August 1890 vol 348 cc110-1
MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)

Will the Government consent to give the Return on the Paper—an Address for a Return of all Papers relating to the Special Mission of the Duke of Norfolk to the Vatican, and of all correspondence or communications that passed between the Duke of Norfolk on the one hand, and the Vatican or the British Government on the other, either before, during, or after the period embraced by the said Mission, in regard to the relations of the Holy See with Ireland, or with any other portion of the British Empire.


The Government cannot consent to the Address in the altered form in which it appears. They would have consented to it in the form in which it appeared on the Paper on Tuesday last. The hon. Member has since altered it, and we cannot consent to it for the reason that there are no such Papers, and there has been no such Mission.