HC Deb 15 July 1914 vol 64 cc1934-5W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is permissible for the officer administering the government of any Colony possessing any measure of autonomy, on his own initiative and without first consulting the Colonial Office, to introduce into the legislature of such Colony legislation affecting the fundamental principle of representative government of any corporate institution in the Colony?


I am not prepared to express any opinion on the abstract question of principle raised by my hon. Friend without some indication of the particular case, if any, which he has in mind.