§ LORD ALFRED CHURCHILL
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary for the Colonies, Whether there is any intention to erect Moreton Bay into a separate dependency, and if that is the case, whether any legislative measure 550 will be required for the purpose; and further, whether the Government of the new colony will be founded on the principle of responsible government?
§ MR. LABOUCHERE
said, that it had been determined to separate More-ton Bay from the Colony of New South Wales. There would be no legislation in this country needed for the purpose. With regard to the form of government, it was impossible at present to give any pledge on the subject.