HC Deb 02 May 1906 vol 156 cc578-9

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the unprecedented character of the disaster which, at San Francisco, has fallen upon a nation closely allied to us by ties of common interest and friendship, he will grant facilities for the passage of a Resolution expressing the deep sympathy of the Members of this House with the people of the United States in their misfortune. † See (4) Debates, clii., 519.


The Government at once conveyed officially their deep regret and sympathy when this calamity occurred, thereby giving expression to the universal feeling in this country. It is not customary for the House to pass such a Resolution as my hon. friend suggests.