HL Deb 03 July 1879 vol 247 c1262

complained that certain despatches relating to Greece, and some also relating to Egypt, which had been distributed to Members of the House of Commons, and extracts from which he had seen in that morning's Times, had not reached him or any other noble Lord of whom he had inquired concerning them. He did not know whirls Member of the Government he ought to address a Question to upon the subject. Perhaps the noble Earl the Prime Minister might answer him?


In reference to these Blue Books, I think the Secretary of State, who is not present, would be the person best able to give information to the House. I can only say I have to complain of the same grievance as the noble Earl opposite. I have inquired in more than one quarter the reason why I have not been included in the distribution of these important and interesting Papers, and I have not obtained any satisfactory answer. I can assure the noble Earl that I have myself suffered from not receiving these Papers.