HL Deb 17 February 1860 vol 156 cc1205-6

I have been requested by my noble Friend the Earl of Malmesbury, who is not now present, to state that two or three nights ago, inconsequence of what had fallen, in "another place," from the noble Lord the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, he thought it necessary to place upon your Lordships' books a notice of his intention to make a statement on Tuesday next respecting the instructions given to Mr. Bruce. I am desired by my noble Friend to say that since that time he has received a private communication from the noble Lord which is perfectly satisfactory to him, and it will therefore not be necessary for him to trouble your Lordships with any explanation on the matter.