§ On the Motion to go into Committee on this Bill,
§ LORD KNUTSFORD
said, he wished to express his entire concurrence in the observations made by the noble Marquess opposite on a former occasion, with reference to the conduct of Lord Jersey at the Conference at Ottawa. That was 1534 a most important Conference, hardly less important than the Colonial Conference of 1887. The Debates were extremely well conducted, and the part Lord Jersey played was most important. His advice when asked for was readily given and very carefully conceived, and he was quite satisfied that his exertions did a great deal to promote the success of the Conference.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (The MARQUESS of RIPON)
said, he had expressed the other day his sense of the services of Lord Jersey in connection with the Conference, but he would like to say that he entirely agreed with every word that had fallen from his noble Friend.
The House went into Committee, LORD KENSINGTON taking the chair in the absence of the Earl of Morley.
§ Bill passed through Committee without Amendment.