§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 1.
§ SIR G. CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy)
In rising to move in line 18 to leave out "29,000" and insert "28,000," I wish to avail myself of the opportunity of calling attention to the conduct of the Colonial Office in connection with the alienation of what I may call the last half million of square miles of land in South Africa which are available for the emigration of the poor of this country.
Order, order! The observations which the hon. Member proposes to make on that topic will not be relevant to the present Bill.
There is nothing in the Bill which applies specially to the Colonial Office. The only Amendment permissible is an Amendment for the reduction of the sum mentioned in the Bill.
But inasmuch as the money is not intended for any particular service, it would be irregular to enter into the discussion of a particular service.
§ Clause 1 agreed to.
§ Bill passed through Committee and House resumed.
§ Bill reported without Amendment, to be read 3a to-morrow.