HC Deb 08 April 1914 vol 60 c1973W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the repeated suggestions that the Dominions should have a voice in matters concerning the welfare of the Empire as a whole, made both in this country and the Dominions, and also in view of the petition presented to the Prime Minister on the 25th April, 1911, signed by nearly 300 Members representing various parties, in favour of an Imperial Senate of an advisory character, it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to deal with this matter at the next Imperial Conference; and, if so, will he notify the respective Dominion Governments in advance?


No, Sir. Proposals of a more immediately practical character with regard to the representation of the self-governing Dominions on the Committee of Imperial Defence have since been put forward by His Majesty's Government and accepted generally by the Dominions.