said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether his attention has been directed to two recent Decrees of the Emperor of the French, whereby the French Government have recognized the Companies and Associations of Belgium and Portugal as legal Companies and Associations in France; and, if so, whether any steps have or will be taken to obtain similar advantages for incorporated English Companies established in France?
§ LORD JOHN RUSSELL
replied, that he representation had been made by Lord Cowley with respect to any recent decree of the Emperor of the French whereby the French Government had recognized the Companies and Associations of Belgium and Portugal as legal Companies and Associations in France. Those companies were, however, sanctioned and recognized by their respective Governments. He was not aware whether the decrees in question had any bearing on English interests.