§ MR. AYTOUN
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to ask Parliament for its sanction of a guarantee of interest for a Loan for New Zealand; and, if so, what is the amount of the Loan for which a guarantee is to be asked, and whether the guarantee will be applied for during the present Session; and, if so, at what period of the Session?
MR. CARD WELL
It appears, Sir, from the papers which have already been laid upon the table with reference to New Zealand, that the Imperial Government is engaged to the Colonial Government to submit to Parliament a proposal for a Loan for the various expenses connected with the war in New Zealand; and it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to make a proposal on the subject during the present Session. The papers are now being printed, and will, I believe, be in the hands of Members in a few days. I shall then take the earliest opportunity of making a statement on the subject.