HC Deb 04 March 1897 vol 46 c1602

I bog to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can give any information as to the number of Colonial Premiers who have accepted the invitation to attend the celebration of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee?


Acceptances have been received from the following six Premiers:—The Premiers of Cape Colony, Newfoundland, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, and Western Australia. The Premier of Canada, while stating the proposal will be heartily taken up, has requested to be allowed to consult his colleagues before giving a definite reply. The late Premier of Natal was compelled to decline the invitation on the ground of health, but it has been renewed to his successor. Answers are shortly expected from the two Premiers last mentioned, and from the remaining three, the Premiers of New South Wales, South Australia, and New Zealand.