§ MR. REES
I beg to ask the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia reserved the Royal Assent last week to an Immigration Bill designed to keep Asiatics out of that Colony; and, if so, whether the Colonial Office has confirmed the Lieutenant-Governor's action in this behalf, or whether the Royal Assent has been accorded.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
I have no information on the subject of the Bill referred to, but I may remind the hon. Member that the decision in the case of Acts of the Provincial Legislatures rests not with the Secretary of State but with the Governor-General acting on the advice of his Ministers.