MR. JAMES O"CONNOR
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether His Majesty"s Government have received from the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia a letter, transmitted through the Governor-General, complaining of the hardships endured by Australians in consequence of the non-recognition in Great Britain of marriages made in Australia with sisters of deceased wives, and requesting that the existing conflict between British and Colonial law in this respect should be removed by legislation; and whether he intends to give effect in this matter to the wishes of the Australian people.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
The Answer 621 to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The matter will, of course, be fully discussed in the House when the Bill dealing with the subject comes up for discussion.