§ MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received any official information as to the results of the referendum on the federation question in Victoria and Tasmania.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
I have received the following telegram from the Governor of Victoria:—"Victoria has emphatically affirmed amended federal constitution by overwhelming majority—affirmative vote at present, 141,611; negative vote, 9,179; further returns will increase majority." And, also, the following telegram from the Acting Governor of Tasmania:—"Amended Federal Constitution Bill adopted by majority of sixteen to one."