§ MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state the provisions of a Bill "to incorporate the Grand Orange Lodge of British America," which has passed the Canadian House of Commons and the Senate by considerable majorities; and if it has received the assent of the Governor General of Canada?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Baron H. DE WORMS,) Liverpool, East Toxteth
The Bill is primarily one for the object of providing educational assistance and charitable relief to such members of the Lodge as need it, and for the establishment of a benefit fund. The Governor General has been asked by telegraph whether he has assented to the Bill, but his reply has not yet been received.