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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

1907

ALL THE VOLUMES OF THE NEW SERIES OF THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

1863 to 1906

MAY BE HAD

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CONTENTS.

Opening of the Session—The King's Speech-Debate on the Address in the

House of Lords - Debate in the Commons—The Lords' Veto, Free Trade, Ire-

land—The New Hebrides Convention-Old Age Pensions--Suspension of Writ

for Worcester-Problem of Irish Evicted Tenants-Agricultural and Anti-

Vaccinationist Demands—The Colonies and Imperial Defence-Mr. Balfour

on the Situation-Renewed Suffragist Disorders--The Attack on the Lords-

Earl Percy's Amendment to the Address; Debate-Tariff Reform Amend-

ment; Debate—The Address Disposed of—The House of Lords and the

Navy-Mr. Churchill's Cabled Speech-Deceased Wife's Sister Bill: Second

Reading in Commons-Army Estimates--Mr. Haldane's Explanation of

His Policy; Debate—The Irish Judiciary—The Berlin-Special Religious

Instruction Bill-South African Controversies—A Scottish Church Rate

Question-Debate on Disestablishment Activity of the House of Lords:

Its Claim for more Work — Bye-Elections at Aberdeen and Brigg — Pro-

gressive Defeat at the London County Council Elections: Character of

the Campaign-Territorial and Reserve Forces Bill—The Hague Confer-

ence—The Prime Minister's Scheme for “Arrest of Armaments"-The

Navy Estimates: Debates-Army Supplementary Estimate: a Financial

and Constitutional Question-Railway Servants' Hours-Women's Fran-

chise Bill-Judicature Bill—Sunday Observance and Sunday Trading-New

Hebrides Convention; Renewed Attack on the Government-Mr. Marks

again Explains-Civil Service Supplementary Estimates—The West Ridge-

way Report-Welsh Disestablishment-Irish Sea Fisheries Socialist Sun-

day Schools—The Welsh Education Department—The Government and

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