§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order of the day for the Second Reading read.
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (The Earl of ONSLOW)
This is a small Bill, which is necessary to substitute the 651 Government of the Commonwealth of Australia for the Governments of the States of New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria in the Pacific Cable Act, 1901.
§ Bill read 2a (according to order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.