HC Deb 25 March 1887 vol 312 c1474
MR. O. V. MORGAN (Battersea)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether, in view of the fact that the first subject for discussion at the Conference, summoned to meet on the 4th of April, is that of Imperial Defence, the Representatives appointed by the Colonies will be furnished with the Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into that subject, and presided over by the Earl of Carnarvon?


The Report of the Royal Commission, and the evidence brought before the Commissioners, must be still treated as confidential. But that Report has been taken as the basis of the different recommendations that have been made from time to time, some of which have already been carried into effect; and it will be my duty, as President of the Conference, to state fully, for the information of the delegates, all that has been done in consequence of the Report, and to bring to their notice what measures still remain to be taken.