§ Mr. NEVILLE
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Parliamentary Bills Referendum Act of 1908 (Queensland, 8 Edw. 7, No. 16) was reserved by His Majesty's Governor of Queensland for the signification of His 992W Majesty's pleasure thereon; whether the same was laid before both Houses of the Imperial Parliament for the period of thirty days before His Majesty's pleasure thereon was signified; and, if so, on what date did such thirty days begin?
The Bill in question was reserved by the Governor and was assented to by Order in Council. Under the Australian States Constitution Act, 1907, it was not necessary to lay the Bill before the Houses of Parliament.