§ Further Correspondence relating to New Guinea (in continuation of [C.—1566.] of July 1876).
THE EARL OF CARNARVON
said, in regard to the Papers presented by the noble Earl as to the annexation of New Guinea, he would like to ask, Whether these Papers contained all the information in reference to the subject; and, if not, how soon their Lordships might expect to have them in their hands?
§ THE EARL OF DERBY
When the Papers relating to the recent action of the Government of Queensland with regard to New Guinea are received, I shall be prepared to lay them on the Table without loss of time; but, as yet, they have not been received. Looking at the date of departure of the mails, I find there is no probability that they will be here for a fortnight. The Papers which I have laid on the Table contain all the Correspondence antecedent to the period of the annexation.