HC Deb 18 June 1891 vol 354 c790
MR. PICTON (Leicester)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can explain why Papers, numbered 6,136 and 6,137, of this Session (Miscellaneous, Nos. 2 and 3), referring to the Missions of the Duke of Norfolk, &c, which were laid upon the Table of the House about April, have not been printed and circulated?


The only reason that I can give for the delay in circulating these Papers is that our printing of Papers relating to foreign affairs is not automatic, and that matters of immediate interest are preferred to those which are remote and merely historical. Instructions have been given for the printing and delivery of these Papers. I should, however, notice that the hon. Member again refers to more than one Mission of the Duke of Norfolk, whereas it has been repeatedly stated that His Grace had only one entrusted to him.