HC Deb 10 March 1848 vol 97 c363

wished to ask whether the Government had any intention of making any, and what, change in the constitution of New South Wales; whether any communication of such an intention had been made to the Legislative Council of the colony, in order to obtain the opinion of the colony upon such a proposed alteration; and if so, whether the Government would lay the papers before Parliament?


replied, that a representation had been made from Australia to Her Majesty's Government, strongly urging the propriety of separating New South Wales from Australia. The noble Lord at the head of the Colonial Department hoped to be able to propose a measure for effecting that object. The noble Lord had it also under consideration whether it might not be expedient at the same time to introduce certain other alterations into the constitution of New South Wales.

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