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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the complaint in 1907 of some of the Colonial Premiers of the mass of documentary matter unloaded I upon them for the first time on the very morning that it was to be discussed at the Conference, steps would be taken by I the Government to supply the necessary papers for this year's Conference at a date which will allow of their proper perusal?


On a point of Order, is it in order on a Parliamentary paper to refer to the Prime Ministers of the Dominions as "Colonial Premiers"?


There is nothing disorderly in that. It is a matter of taste.

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

In view of the date at which subjects for discussion at the Conference are received from the Dominion Governments in this country, the early circulation of papers is not easy, but an endeavour is being made to circulate as much matter for the Conference as possible in time for it to reach the Dominions before Ministers leave for this country.