HC Deb 30 May 1892 vol 5 cc210-1

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will lay upon the Table the Protocols submitted by the British Government to the International Sanitary Conference at Venice, and the Protocols and Report of the Conference?


Negotiations in connection with the matters discussed at the International Sanitary Conference are still proceeding, and until they are concluded it would be very undesirable to lay the Papers asked for.


In view of the distinct proposals made by the British Government in these Protocols, will the hon. Gentleman undertake to lay them on the Table?


I cannot undertake to lay them, because the negotiations are still going on with regard to the questions which were discussed at the Conference, and it would not be proper that part of the discussions and of the results arrived at should appear without the whole appearing.