HC Deb 10 August 1904 vol 140 cc16-7
MR. BURDETT-COUTTS (Westminster)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to a petition from the Church Council of the Church of England in the Diocese of Natal to His Majesty the King, praying His Majesty to cause an inquiry to be made into the grievances under which the Church of England body in that Colony are alleged to be suffering, as therein set forth; and whether Papers on the subject, comprising such reply as His Majesty may be advised to give the petitioners, can be laid upon the Table.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) Such a petition has reached my Department, but I am not yet in a position to tender any advice to His Majesty on the subject, and cannot at present say whether it would, in my opinion, be advantageous to lay Papers on the Table.