HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 cc454-5
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state when the negotiations between his Department and the Governor of Malta in reference to the removal of certain restrictions imposed upon Protestants will be complete; and will the whole correspondence be laid upon the Table of the House.


I have to refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on Saturday to a similar Question by the Member for North Down.†

†See col. 212


This is the Question I was advised by the Speaker to give notice of. Cannot the hon. Gentleman give the House some approximate idea when the correspondence will be completed and laid?


I daresay it will be laid before we meet in the Autumn. It will certainly be completed before the House re-assembles, and as soon as it is completed the Secretary of State will consider and decide what part, if any, of it shall be laid.