§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Colony of Victoria has withdrawn from the Imperial Institute; and, if so, what are the reasons given?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES
I am informed by the Agent General for Victoria that notice was given early in December last that the Victorian subscription to the Imperial Institute would cease on the 31st December, 1897. No reasons were assigned for this action, and communications on the subject are still passing between the Government of Victoria and the authorities of the Institute.