§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
I beg to ask my hon. Friend the Member for Exeter, Whether it is his intention to proceed to-morrow with the Notice of Motion which stands in his name with regard to the affairs of the Colony of Victoria? My hon. Friend is aware of the reason for the delay in the publication of the last portion of the Correspondence on the subject, and will, I think, agree with me that it would be very inconvenient that the discussion should take place until these Papers are in the hands of hon. Members.
§ MR. A. MILLS
said, it was not his intention to proceed with his Motion at present; but he trusted he would have an opportunity of bringing it forward after the whole of the Correspondence was in the hands of hon. Members. The Resolution which he intended to move was as follows: —That, in the opinion of this House, Imperial intervention in the constitution of Colonies possessing representative government is undesirable and inconsistent with the rights of self-government granted to those Colonies, unless such intervention is officially solicited by both branches of the Colonial Legislature.