§ MR. WAIT
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, On what date official advice was forwarded to the British Consul at Odessa that the commencement of the blockade of the Black Sea ports by the Ottoman Porte had been deferred for seven days; if it is true that the British Consul received this important information only through the Italian Consul; and, why no official notification was forwarded to him, while foreign Despatches reported the decree of blockade on the 5th instant?
§ MR. BOURKE
A telegram was sent on the subject to Consul General Stanley at Odessa, and to the other Consuls in Turkey on the 10th instant. The regulations regarding the extension of the time of the blockade were received at the Foreign Office on the 8th instant, and were immediately made public.