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The Easter Recess: Mr. Brodrick on the Premier's Fiscal Policy—The Ques-

tion of Relief to Underfed School Children; Order by the Local Govern-

ment Board—Aliens Bill; Debate; Second Reading Carried—Difficulties

of the Board of Eduoation, in the West Riding and Elsewhere; Debate

on the Refusal of the East Ham Borough Council to Continue Admin-

istering the Education Act; Submission of the Council; Deputation to

the Premier; Debate on the Treatment of Merionethshire as a Defaulting

County—Debates on Budget Resolutions and Finance Bill—The Trade

Unions and Trade Disputes Bill Altered in Grand Committee, and Ulti-

mately Withdrawn by Promoters—Criticisms on and Prospects of the Un-

employed Workmen Bill—Progress of Workmen's Compensation Bill in both

Houses—Mr. Balfour at Albert Hall and Mr. Chamberlain in Birmingham—

Farewell Banquet to Mr. Choate—Scottish Education Bill; Second Reading

—Local Veto (Scotland) Bill Defeated, and Land Values Taxation (Scotland)

Bill Read a Second Time—Lords on West Australian Aborigines and Chinese

Labour in the Transvaal—Mr. Wyndham's Explanation of His Resignation;

Debate in Commons—Agricultural Rates Act, etc., Continuance Bill through

Committee—Mr. Balfour's Statement on imperial Defence; Discussion

thereon; Lord Esher's Letter—Lord Lansdowne on German Pacific Islands

—Development of Commercial Advisory Committee of Board of Trade—

National Liberal Federation Meetings and Labour Legislation—Mr. Cham-

berlain and Trade Unionists—The Government and the Automatic Con-

ference of 1906; Great Disorder in the Commons—Discussions on Irish

Secretary's Salary and on Proposed Repeal of Crimes Act—Lord Lansdowne

on German Tariff and Anglo-Japanese Alliance—Resignation of M. Delcasg6;

Regrets in Great Britain—Motor-car Debate—Lords and the Afghan Treaty—

The Fiscal Views of Mr. Balfour and Mr. Chamberlain; Debates in Both

Houses—Scottish Churches Bill—Resignation of the Speaker; Thanks Voted

to Him; Election of His Successor [139

Speaker—Indian Budget Debate; Questions of Indian Military Administra-

tion Dividing Lords Curzon and Kitchener; Decision of Home Government;

Rumours of Viceroy's Resignation Denied—Motor-Car Question—Aliens Bill

in Committee; Closure by Compartments; Bill Read a Third Time—Sir W.

White on the Navy Estimates; Naval Discussions in the Commons—Minis-

terial Defeat in East Pinsbury—Lord Roberts in the Upper House on Our

Military Unpreparedness; Volunteer Debate in Commons; the War Secre-

tary's Reply to Lord Roberts—The Crimes Act in Gal way—Churches (Scot-

land) Bill Read a Second Time, and Carried through Remaining Stages

in the Commons—Debate on Post-Office Employes' Salaries—The Question

of Electrical Power for London—Ministerial Redistribution Resolutions

Produced; Their Reception; the Speaker's Ruling; Resolutions Withdrawn

—Unionist Party Meeting—Government Defeat on the Irish Land Com-

mission Vote; Tneir Decision to Ignore It—Episcopal and Labour Appeals

on Behalf of the Unemployed Bill; Its Passage on a Reduced Scale—Lon-

don County Council Tramways Bill Thrown Out by the Lords—Lord Lans-

downe on Macedonia—Lords' Debates on Physical Deterioration Report and

Shortage of Army Officers—Lord Roberts and the London Chamber of Com-

merce—Fiscal Motion by the Duke of Devonshire in the Lords, Met by the

Previous Question; Speech by Lord Minto—Government Bills Dealt with by

the Lords; Other Bills Lost; Failure of the Parliamentary Machine—Sup-

posed Settlement of the Curzon-Kitchener Question; Debate in the LordB—

Alleged Delays of the Judicial Committee—Commons' Debates on South

Africa, Education, Telephone Agreement, Foreign Affairs—End of Session

—Deoline in Prime Minister's Position—King's Speech . . page [171

The Luncheon to the French Naval Officers in Westminster Hall—Irritation

between Great Britain and Germany; British Fleet, however, Well Received

on Its Baltic Cruise—Report on Food Supply in Time of War—Lord Curzon's

Resignation; Papers thereon; Mr. Brodriok at Godalming; Unfortunate

Publication of Controversial Minutes—British Feeling as to the Russo-

Japanese Peace—Trade Union Congress—Volunteer Discontents; the Prime

Minister on the Volunteers—The New Anglo-Japanese Treaty; Its Reception

—Revelations of the Paris Matin—Mr. G. Balfour on Redistribution Prospects

—Mr. Asquith on the Restoration of Parliamentary Efficiency—The Illness

of Lord Spencer—Ministerial Defeat in the Barkston Ash Division—General

Character of the Autumn Political Campaign—Mr. Asquith on the Fiscal

Question—Sir E. Grey on Foreign Policy—Mr. Morley on the Japanese

Treaty—Sir E. Grey on Chinese Labour—Liberal Allusions to Home Rule

—Mr. Lyttelton on Chinese Labour—Mr. B. Law, Mr. A. Elliot, the Duke of

Devonshire, Lord Londonderry and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the

Fiscal Question—Mr. Chamberlain on Lord Londonderry and Mr. Asquith,

and Lord H. Cecil on Mr. Chamberlain—The Prime Minister and the Unem-

ployed; His Guildhall Appeal; the Queen's Appeal—The Foreign Secretary

and the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs—Lord Roberts's Propaganda on

Behalf of Universal Military Training—Liberal Comment on Unionist Divi-

sions—Mr. Redmond on the Liberal Party—Mr. Balfour and Lord London-

derry—The Conservative Conference at Newcastle; Triumph of Chamberlain-

ite Section; Mr. Balfour's Appeal for Party Unity—Mr. Chamberlain's Con-

trary Appeal at Bristol—Articles Pointing to the Premier's Resignation in the

Times and Daily Telegraph—Transient Liberal Crisis on Home Rule—

Macedonian Blue-book—The Volunteers Not to be Reduced—Anglo-German

Friendship Movement—Mr. Balfour's Resignation—Sir H. Campbell-Ban-

nerman becomes Prime Minister and Forms an Administration—The New

Government; Favourable Reception by Public Opinion—Mr. Balfour's De-

fence of His Resignation—Lord Rosebery on the New Ministry—The New

Premier on Liberal Policy—Despatch on Chinese Labour—An Electioneering

Christmastide—Issues before the Country [210
Scotland And Ireland

CHRONICLE OF EVENTS IN 1905. - - - - - ... page 1

RETROSPECT OF THE YEAR'S LITERATURE (by Lion EL G.

Robinson), SCIENCE (by J. REGINALD Ashworth, D.Sc., Victoria

University, Manchester), ART, DRAMA (by Miss Eveline GoDLEY),

and MUSIC (by J. E. TALBot) . - - - - - - - 38

OBITUARY OF EMINENT PERSONS DECEASED IN 1905 . . 108

INDEX . - - - - - - - - - - - - . 153

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