§ SIR GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether there is any objection to providing the Return, relating to majorities necessary for constitutional changes, which stands on the Paper to-day?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
I have inquired of the representatives of the. Foreign and Colonial Departments whether there is any objection to this Return, and I find there is none. This is a question referring to matters which are constantly transacted between those who wish for Returns and the representatives of the proper Departments in the House. They are transacted without any public proceeding whatever, and are passed as unopposed Motions. I am quite at a loss to know why the hon. Member has made this the subject of a public question, which necessarily occupies a certain portion of the time of the House.