§ MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the negotiations with a view to the admission of Western Australia into the Australian Commonwealth as an original State have had a successful issue.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
I am unable to anticipate now the statement I shall have to make on the introduction of the Federation Bill.
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN (Stirling Burghs)
I wish to ask the Leader of the House whether I am right in inferring, from an interjection across the House, that the Australian Bill is to be introduced on Monday?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
Yes, I hope the Bill will be introduced by my right hon. friend on Monday, and I hope to be able to take the Second Reading on Monday week, if that is regarded as a convenient arrangement by the House.