HC Deb 09 April 1900 vol 81 c1520
MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the importance of the document arriving before the discussion on the Federal Enabling Bill is taken, he can do anything to accelerate the transmission of the petition to the Queen, which is now in the hands of Western Australian Ministers, praying for the admission of the Goldfields Districts of Western Australia to the new commonwealth as a distinct and separate State.


I have no reason to suppose that there will be any undue delay in forwarding the petition, and I have no power to accelerate its transmission.