§ MR. T. E. SMITH
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is true that the "Murillo" has been released by the Spanish authorities; and, if so, whether it is on account of its being proved that she had not been in collision with the "North-fleet," or on account of the owners having given security for any damages to which they may be found liable; and, if he is not in possession of positive information, whether he will state what 729 steps he has taken to ascertain the grounds of the prevalent report on the subject; and, whether all Correspondence with the Spanish Government on this subject will be laid before Parliament?
§ VISCOUNT ENFIELD
Inquiries have been made of our Consul at Cadiz, and he reported yesterday to the Foreign Office that the Murillo was still under custody. The Correspondence respecting this vessel will eventually be laid before Parliament; but as the Spanish authorities are conducting an official investigation at the present moment, it would, I think, be premature to produce the Papers alluded to.