HL Deb 04 May 1876 vol 229 c33

I wish to ask my noble Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether he is prepared to answer a Question of which I have given him private Notice? The Question is, Whether, in his opinion, it would be consistent with the interests of the public service to lay on the Table the Papers relating to the very important question which has arisen with regard to the extradition of a person named Winslow?


My answer to the Question of the noble Earl is, that I see no objection to laying those Papers on the Table when the Correspondence now proceeding on the subject is concluded. But within the last few days we have received a fresh communication on the case from the Government of the United States, and I do not suppose our reply can have yet reached that Government. Under these circumstances I think it would be premature to produce any of the Correspondence at the present moment. When it is closed there will be no difficulty in the way of its production.

House adjourned at a quarter past Five o'clock, till To-morrow, half past Ten o'clock.