HC Deb 13 May 1907 vol 174 c601

To ask the Prime Minister whether any representations have been made to him or to Lord Elgin dealing with the propriety of having the views of the Colonial Conference, now sitting in London, collected on the question of Home Rule for Ireland; and will he bring before the Conference the objectionableness of payment of percentages to emigration agents in Ireland by the Colonies where this practice at present prevails.

(Answered by Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.) The answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. With regard to the second part of the Question, I am informed that the time at the disposal of the Conference does not admit of a return to the question of emigration on which there has already been a full discussion.