Hon. Mr. SUTHERLAND.
matter, as I Understand it, but of course my right hon. friend would be much more familiar than I with the particulars. I understand that negotiations have taken place between this government and the government of Australia with regard to the policy of the latter in this connection, and it would be desirable for us to know what has taken place. If my right hon. friend is not in a position to inform the House now, he can take this as a notice, and give the information at a later day. But we would like to know what communications have taken place and what effect this change of attitude of the Commonwealth of Australia is likely to have on the Pacific cable scheme.