HL Deb 12 April 1878 vol 239 c1219

inquired, Whether Her Majesty's Government would present to Parliament the recent Circular of Prince Gortchakoff and its annexed Memorandum as soon as they were officially in possession of it? He refrained from putting any further Question, partly because he hoped negotiations might be going on in some shape or other which might lead to a favourable result, and partly because he felt he might assume that the Government, who advised Her Majesty to summon Parliament at an unusually early period to show confidence in it and to obtain its advice, would not allow Parliament to separate for a considerable time without informing it of any facts which it was essential or desirable for it to know.


I have to inform the noble Earl that it is the intention of the Government to lay before both Houses of Parliament the Papers to which he alludes.

House adjourned at half past Seven o'clock, to Monday next, Twelve o'clock.