§ SIR C. W. DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the temporary Act authorising the execution of the modus vivendi and of the Treaties and King's Declaration, now renewed for two years by the Newfoundland Assembly, is contained among the various Draft Bills in the Papers laid before Parliament; if so, which Bill it is and at which page to be found; if not, whether it can at once be laid before Parliament, seeing that it has long since been laid before the Legislature of France?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. S. BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
The Act has not yet been laid before Parliament, but it will be laid as soon as possible. I may say that the Act was by an oversight omitted from the last Blue Book.