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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

1908

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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

A

REVIEW OF PUBLIC EVENTS AT HOME

AND ABROAD

FOR THE YEAR

1908

MIRRARY

OF THE
NIVERSITY

CALIFORNIA

NEW SERIES

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON

NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT, & CO., LTD.; MADGWICK, HOULSTON, & CO., LTD

SMITH, ELDER, & CO.; J. & E. BUMPUS, LTD.
BICKERS & SON; J. WHELDON & CO. ; R. & T. WASH BOURNE

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CONTENTS.

THE SESSION UNTIL EASTER.

Opening of Parliament; the King's Speech, [10]. Admission of Lord Curzon of

Kedleston, [11). The Address debated in the Lords, [11]; in the Commons,

[12-14]. Amendments-on Unemployment, [14]; on the Condition of India,

115); on Reform in Egypt, [16]. Herefordshire Bye-election, [16]. Women

Suffragist Demonstration, [16]. Murder of the King of Portugal; Addresses of

Sympathy, [17]. The Address Debate Resumed ; Amendment on the Condition

of Ireland, [17]; on the Recent Action of the Education Department, [19]; on

the status of the Board of Trade, [20]; on the Right of Capture at Sea, [21];

on the Transvaal Civil Servants, (22]; on the Hop Industry, [22]. Elections

(London) Bill, [22]. Anglo-Russian Agreement: Debate in the Lords, [23]; in

the Commons, (25). Worcester Election; Death of the Tribune; Progress of

Tariff Reform, [27]. Children Bill Introduced, [28]. Conflict with the Lords

Renewed; the Scottish Land Bills, [28]. South Leeds Election, [30].

"Women's Parliament" and Demonstration, [30]. Small Landholders (Scot-

land) Bill, [31]. Land Values (Scotland) Bill, [32]. Alternative Measures, [33).

Introduction of the Education Bill, (34-6); of the Licensing Bill, (36-8).

Private Members' Bills and Motions: Railway Nationalisation, [39]; Regis-

tration, [40]; Ecclesiastical Disorders Bill, [40]. Report on Ecclesiastical

Ornaments, [41]. Local Taxation, [41]. Party Funds, [42]. Sweated In-

dustries Bill, [43]. The Macedonian Question, (43-5). The Congo State

Scandals, (45). "Women Suffrage and the Liberal Party; Women's Enfran-

chisement Bill, [47]. Municipal Representation Bill, [49]. Education (Local

Authorities) Bill, (49). Debate on Tariff Reform, [49]. Army Estimates, (50).

Navy Estimates, (52). Resolution demanding further Retrenchment, [54].

Debate on the Navy Estimates, (56). Debate on the Army Estimates, (57).

Debate on the Employment of Troops during Trade Disputes, [58]. The

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