§ SIR RICHARD TEMPLE (Worcester, Evesham)
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether it is true that the Colonial Office proposes to introduce a Bill to divide the Colony of Queensland into two portions?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
No, Sir; it is not true. There has been a movement in favour of the separation of the Northern part of Queensland, and we are informed that there is a counter movement also. The matter will require the fullest consideration when the whole case has been heard.