§ LIEUT.-GENERAL LAURIE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received Copies of the Resolutions stated to have been passed unanimously by the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada, and by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, also of the Dispatch reported to have been sent by the Government of 1367 the Australian Colonies through the Premier of New South Wales, also of a similar Dispatch from the Government of New Zealand, assuring Her Majesty and the Government of the United Kingdom of their unswerving determination to make every sacrifice to perpetuate their connection with the British Empire; and whether, if received, he will lay the full texts of these communications upon the Table for the information of this House?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
said, I have received copies of the Australasian Resolutions referred to, but the Canadian Resolutions have not yet reached me. When the latter have been received there will be no objection to laying all on the Table.
§ MR. W. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
May I ask whether any notice can be taken of the fact that, on the passing of the Resolution in the Canadian House of Commons, the whole Assembly rose and sang "God save the Queen?" [Nationalist laughter.]
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I would ask whether it is not a fact that the Legislative Body who had made the loyal demonstration referred to have complete management of their own internal affairs—in fact, Home Rule?
§ [No answer was given.]