§ SIR J. COLOMB (Tower Hamlets, Bow, &c.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the date of the communication, referred to by the Auditor General in his Report on the Imperial Defence Act, addressed by the Colonial Office to the Government of Queensland, respecting the non-ratification of the Australasian Agreement by that Government; whether any remonstrance or representations on this subject have been made to the Government of Queensland by any of the other Australasian Colonies who were parties to and who have ratified the said Agreement; and whether the correspondence will be presented to the House?
§ BARON H. DE WORMS
A Despatch was, on October 31st last, addressed to Queensland and the other colonies concerned. The Secretary of State is not aware whether any representations have been made to Queensland by the other colonies. It seems hardly worth while to print the Circular Despatch of October 31st, but a copy of it shall be furnished to my hon. Friend.