§ Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any change is contemplated and, if so, what in the appointment of judges, the control of the police, and language teaching in Malta?
§ Sir R. HAMILTON
In the Bill which has just passed through Parliament it is provided that the subject of the appointment of judges shall be transferred to the sphere reserved to the Imperial authorities under the constitution. Power is also taken to transfer the subject of the police to that sphere in future if necessity arises. As regards language, it was1298W provided by Letters Patent issued on 25th April last that the English language shall be the only language in addition to the Maltese vernacular to be taught in the elementary schools, instead of both English and Italian as heretofore.