HL Deb 18 April 1859 vol 153 cc1829-30

said, the noble Earl (the Earl of Shaftesbury) had given notice of a Motion for Papers relating to the late disturbances in Travancore. He had now to make an appeal to the noble Earl to postpone his Motion, in order that he (the Earl of Malmesbury) might at once make the statement which he had promised to their Lordships.


said, that the question which he wished to bring before their Lordships was one of great importance, but as it was not of such immediate interest as that to which the noble Earl referred, he could have no negation in postponing his Motion. He might, perhaps, take that opportunity of giving notice that he should in the next Parliament call the attention of their Lord- ships to Her Majesty's Proclamation. Of that Proclamation, as it appeared in England, he heartily approved, but it had been so perverted, misunderstood, and mistranslated, that very serious consequences, indeed, had arisen from it in India—of which there could not be a more striking proof than those disturbances at Travancore—which he had intended to bring under their Lordships' notice.