§ MR. VICARY GIBBS (Hertfordshire, St. Albans)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is prepared to use his influence with the Government of New South Wales to induce them to withdraw their Death Duties Bill, No. 53, 1899, which has not yet received the sanction of the Crown.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN, Birmingham, W.)
The Act has been assented to by the Governor, and is now in operation. No statement of any particular objections that may be felt in regard to it has been laid before me, but if I receive representations which appear to justify me in suggesting that it should be reconsidered by the Colonial Parliament, I will request the Governor to bring them under the notice of his Ministers.
§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
Was the Bill assented to by the Governor on behalf of the Crown?