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LONDON, May 18

Mr Goschen, in reply to a question placed on the order paper by Mr Henniker Heaton, said the Government would decline to con aider the propriety of appointing a com mittee to inquire into ana report on the question of cable communication between England and the rest of the Empire. Another motion by Mr Heaton was replied to by Mr Smith, who declined to give him an opportunity of facilitating a discussion on the extension of penny postage throughout the Empire and America in order to celebrate the introduction of the jubilee penny postage system in the United Kingdom.

Two hundred members of the House of Commons have signed a memorial to President Carnot, in which they regret the absence of Lord Lytton, the English Ambassador, from Paris at the opening of the Exhibition.

The motion tabled by Mr H. Labouchere in the House of Commons in the direction of abolishing the House of Lords has been rejected by a majority of 41. The Sugar Bounties Bill has been postponed until June 20. The Marquis of Salisbury has forcibly expressed himself in favor of a British protectorate over Matabele Land, and considers that by the Zambesi River an international highway and permanent entrance has been discovered outside of Portuguese territory.

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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT., Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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