§ LORD ROBERT CECIL
said, he rose to ask, Whether the Government have come to any decision on the Petition from Auckland, praying for a separation of the Northern Province from the other Province of New Zealand?
§ MR. CARDWELL
replied that he had not received the promised Report of the Governor on the subject of the petition from Auckland, praying for the separation of the Northern and Southern Provinces of New Zealand. The Government would not come to any final decision until that Report was received; but, as at present advised, they saw no reason to give any encouragement to such a proposal.