§ MR. LODER (Brighton)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for 1597 the Colonies whether Sir Robert Hamilton has resigned the post of Governor of Tasmania, or whether he is in this country on leave of absence; and, if so, whether he can state the date on which the term of his appointment expires, and when a successor will be appointed?
§ SIR E. GREY (answering for Mr. BUXTON)
Sir R. Hamilton is still Governor of Tasmania, and is now in this country on leave of absence. His time of office expires this month, and his successor will shortly be appointed.