§ SIR GILBERT PARKER (Gravesend)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state what record there is of resolutions in favour of preferential relations between the Colonies and Great Britain passed by Colonial Legislatures since the year 1890; and if he will also state whether there is any record of resolutions passed by such Legislatures against preferential relations.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. LYTTELTON,) Warwick and Leamington
An Address from the Senate and House of Commons of Canada to Her late Majesty on this subject was received in November, 1891, and resolutions in favour of preferential relations between the Colonies and Great 373 Britain were passed last year by the Legislatures of Dominica and Barbados and a similar resolution was passed by the Manitoba Legislature in February last. I am not aware that any resolutions against preferential relations have been passed by any Colonial Legislature.