HL Deb 06 July 1883 vol 281 c580

I hope I may be allowed to ask a Question on another matter. On coming down to the House a telegram from Sydney was put into my hands, stating that a French gunboat had been sent with orders to hoist the French flag on the New Hebrides. I should like to know Whether the Government have any information on the subject?


I have not had time to communicate with my noble Friend (the Earl of Derby). If the noble Viscount will give Notice, according to the usual practice of the House, I have no doubt that my noble Friend will answer the Question on another occasion.


I will repeat the Question on Monday.