HC Deb 12 May 1890 vol 344 c687
SIR GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, considering that for many important reasons it is advisable to expedite the consideration of the Western Australia Constitution Bill in its stages, he can now state at what date the printing and circulation of the evidence taken by the Select Committee will be completed; and when the next stage of the Bill can be taken?

MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)

May I ask the Under Secretary of State when the evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Western Australia. Constitution Bill will be in the hands of Members?


In reply to my hon. Friend (Sir G. Baden-Powell), and also to the question standing in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for the Oswestry Division of Shropshire (Mr. S. Leighton), I am informed that the evidence will be in Members' hands about Tuesday week, the 20th instant. In answer to the concluding part of my hon. Friend's question, I can only refer him to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Treasury on Thursday last.