*THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (The Marquess of RIPON)
My Lords, I beg to lay on the Table a Bill for the confirmation of Local Acts in certain Colonies in Australia which have been found to require confirm [nation by the Imperial Legislature. The matter is one of a pressing nature, and; therefore I beg to state that I shall move the Second Reading to-morrow and also the suspension of the Standing Orders with the view to passing the Bill, through all its stages to-morrow.
§ A Bill to confirm certain Acts of Colonial Legislatures—Was presented by the Marquess of Ripon; read 1a; to be printed; and to be read 2a To-morrow; and Standing Order No. XXXIX. to be considered in order to its being dispensed with. (No. 298.)