HC Deb 19 June 1890 vol 345 cc1356-7
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that on the 6th September, 1887, the hon. Member for Mid Cork moved the reduction of the Foreign and Colonial Vote by £1,000, in order to urge on the Government the propriety of the cession of the island of Heligoland to Germany, and that the Secretary of State for the Colonies then stated that "it is not the intention nor the desire of Her Majesty's Government to part with Heligoland to Germany;" and what has occurred since that date to cause the Government to alter its intention?


What has occurred since that data has been the settlement of the outlines of an arrangement in which the cession of Heligoland forms part.