HC Deb 31 March 1887 vol 313 c66
MR. FERGUSON (Leith, &c.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the Prime Minister, and others of Her Majesty's Ministers, concerned with the subjects for discussion at the Conference, meeting on the 4th April, will actually be Members of that Conference?


in reply, said, the Colonial Conference was a consultative body of persons, all belonging to the same Empire. There would not, therefore, be a formal exchange of full powers, as in the case of an International Conference. But those Members of Her Majesty's Government who took part in the Conference would be Members of that Conference equally with the Members selected by the responsible Government Colonies to take part in it.