§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is the intention of the Secretary of State for the Colonies to lay upon the Table of this House any further Papers having reference to the erection of the northern portion of Queensland into a separate colony; whether the subject of the formation of such colony has occupied the attention of the Cabinet; and whether he is in a position to state the intention of the Government in the matter?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Baron H. de WORMS, Liverpool, East Toxteth)
It is not proposed to present any Papers immediately, as the correspondence is in an incomplete state, but Papers will be presented at the proper time. The subject has received the attention of Her Majesty's Government, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement with regard to it.