*THE LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (THE EARL OF CREWE)
My Lords, I have to inform your Lordships that a Gracious Message has been received from His Majesty the King.
The LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord Loreburn) read the King's Message, which was as follows
His Majesty, having taken into consideration the eminent services rendered by the Earl of Cromer, O.M., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., K.C.S.I.. C.I.E., former Agent and Consul-General in 1526 Egypt, and being desirous, in recognition of such services, to confer upon him some signal mark of His favour, recommends to the House of Lords that they should concur in granting Lord Cromer the sum of £50,000.
§ *THE EARL OF CREWE
Perhaps I may be allowed to state that I am unable at this moment to give notice of the day when this Message shall be taken into consideration, but it will be early next week, and I hope to make a Motion to-morrow naming the precise day.