HC Deb 28 July 1890 vol 347 cc1052-3

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will now state under what Law of the Imperial Parliament, or the Newfoundland Legislature, or in virtue of what prerogative of the Crown, the instructions to Naval Officers on the Newfoundland Coast have been framed; and whether a copy of these instructions will be laid upon the Table of the House?


As it is believed that the legality of the action taken under instructions will be brought before a Court of Law it is undesirable to reply to this question. The tenor of the instructions to the Naval Officers will be found at page 384 of the correspondence respecting the Newfoundland Fisheries lately issued.