HC Deb 03 August 1897 vol 52 c230

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies why so few of the annual Reports on the Colonies have been issued this year; and whether, as their value largely depends on promptitude of publication, he will take steps to expedite their appearance?


There has been no avoidable delay in the publication of the Annual Reports. Several are now in the press and will be issued very shortly.