§ Sir H. COTTON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a despatch has now been sent to the Government of China in reply to the proposals presented to the British Government on the 29th November last regarding the traffic of Indian opium to China; and, if so, whether Papers will be laid upon the Table.
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir EDWARD GREY,) Northumberland, Berwick
I must refer the hon. Member to the reply given yesterday to the hon. Member for Holmfirth by my right hon. friend the Secretary of State for India. ‡ It is not proposed at present to lay Papers on the subject.