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1. Colonial Constitutions, and Confederation of Colonies.

Constitution and Confederation of the Dominion of Canada.
Confederation of the South African Colonies.
Legislation for conquered or ceded Dependencies.
Legislation for Dependencies acquired by settlement.
Amendment of the Constitution of Jamaica.
Constitution of Victoria :-

Working of the Victorian Constitution. | Territorial limits of the jurisdiction of Colonial Legislatures. 2. Extension of Parliamentary Control over Dependencies not previously subject to it.

India :-
( The Regulating Act.

The Act of 1833.
| The Act for the Better Government of India.
Hudson's Bay.

Fiji, and the Transvaal.
3. Acts of Parliament specially relating to Dependencies.

( New South Wales and Tasmania.

Coast of Africa and the Falkland Islands.

| India.
4. Inclusion of Dependencies in general Acts of Parliament.

Colonial Laws Validity Act.
Copyright Act.

| Documentary Eridence Act. 5. Parliamentary Control of the Executive in its Colonial policy.


Foreign policy not initiated in Parliament.

(Motion on International Law and Arbitration an exception.) Initiative action of Parliament in 1. Legislation relating to foreigners in British Dominions:

, (1.) Extradition.
{(2.) Naturalisation.
|(3.) Conspiracy.

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2. Legislation relating to British subjects in foreign Dominions :

The Foreiyn Jurisdiction Act.

I Government of Cyprus.

1 Forced labour in Cyprus.
The Fugitive Slare Circulars.
Extra-territorial Jurisdiction in India. !
The Kidnapping Act.
Slare-trade suppression.

Territorial Waters Jurisdiction. 3. Legislation enforcing International Law :

(Negotiation of Loans with hostile States.

Ship-building for Belligerents. ( The Naval Prize Act.


THE CROWN. SECTION 1.- PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND RELATIONS. True position of the Monarch determined by the history of the

Monarchy. Recent action relating to the Crown in its personal character:1. Provision for a Regency,

(1.) in case of the death of King William IV. during the

· minority of the Princess Victoria. | (2.) in case of the Queen's death during the absence of the heir

presumptive (the King of Hanover). (3.) in case of the Queen's death during the minority of the heir

presumptire or apparent. 2. Definition of the Royal Title :

Royal Titles Bill of 1878. 3. Adjustment of the Royal Income : Civil List of William IV.

| The Crown Lands.

Private Estates of the Crown.

( Crown Lands in the Colonies.
Civil List of Queen Victoria.

The Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall.
Grant to the Duchess of Kent as mother of the Sovereign,
Proposed grant to the Duke of Sussex.
Grant to the Duke of Connaught on his marriage :-

Debate on provision for the Royal Family.

4. Constitution of the Royal Household :

( Settlement of the Queen's Household.

s Question as to Ministerial changes in the Household. 5. Position of the Royal Consort :

( Annuity of the Prince Consort.
Naturalisation of the Prince Consort.
Precedence of the Prince Consort.
Title of the Prince Consort.
Offer to the Prince of the Commandership-in-Chief.
The Prince's view of his duties as Consort.
Action of the Prince as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
Presence of the Prince at a Corn-Law debate.
Interference with the Government and the Opposition in

(Political Correspondence with the Emperor Napoleon.


Uses of the term “ Prerogative." Rise of the Cabinet, as an outgrowth of the Privy Council. Origin of the Ministry as the organ of Party Government. Internal Relations of the Cabinet :Modern theories as to unity and responsibility. Conduct of Lord Palmerston as Foreign Secretary in 1851. Conduct of Lords Carnarvon and Derby in 1876. Controversy between the Lord Chief Baron and the Lord Chan

cellor on the secresy of the Privy Council. Relations of the Sovereign and the Cabinet:1. 2. Modes of selecting and dismissing a Ministry:

| Present custom.

7 Action taken by King William IV. in 1830-1835. 3. Royal interference with the Cabinet or with individnal

Ministers : Relations of the Queen and Lord Palmerston. Royal direction of policy during the Crimean War. Baron Stockmar's theory of the English Monarchy. ( The Constitutional theory of the Monarchy. 4. Liberty of action of the Sovereign apart from the Cabinet :

| Rumours of royal correspondence during the Crimean War. ( Royal correspondence during the Afghan and Zulu Wars.

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Ministers as Members of Parliament.

( as personating the Crown in the exercise of the The Ministry Prerogative:

(as the agent of Parliament.
Parliamentary checks on the independence of the Ministry :-
1. Mutual dependence of Parliament and the Ministry.

Party Organisation.-The Opposition,
Questioning of Ministers.
Modes of securing a change of Government.
Control of policy through refusal of supplies.

Doctrine of the dependence of Parliament on the Crown. 2. Duty of Ministers with regard to communications to Parliament.

Powers of the Crown apart from Parliament,
Possible surrender of Parliamentary rights by an inert majority.
Topics requiring special vigilance of Parliament :-
(1.) Foreign affairs.

Modern practice and doctrine of non-intervention.
The revival of the Eastern Question.
Hazards as to the authorship of foreign policy.
Details of recent foreign policy :-

s Purchase of the Suez Canal Shares.
Addition to the Royal Title in India,
Vote of Credit for six millions.
Despatch of the Fleet to the Dardanelles :

(Resignation of Lords Carnarvon and Derby.)
Calling out of the Reserve Forces.
Movement of Indian troops to Malta.
The Berlin Congress,
The Cyprus Convention,
The Afghan Mission,

Restriction of the Indian Vernacular Press.
Review of the policy.
Province of Parliament in respect of Treaties and De.

clarations of War.
(2.) Finance.
(3.) Army and Navy administration.

(4). Colonial affairs.
Gradual assumption of Parliamentary control over De-

pendencies :
i. Legislation for India :

1 The Indian Councils Act.

1 The Act for the Better Government of India. Working of the Acts:

| Vernacular Press restriction.

Afghan policy.

(Cottun Duties Repeal.
Financial Statement required by Parliament.
Communication required as to commencement of war

in India.
Extensions of the Prerogative in India.
ii. Settlement or annexation of

( British Columbia.

The Fiji Islands.

( The Transvaal.
Policy of annexation.
• Imperialism.'
Right of the Crown to alienate territory without

concurrence of Parliament.
iii. Functions of Crown Representatives in the Colonies.

Duties of the Colonial Secretary.

Case of Sir Bryan O'Loghlen.
Case in dispute between Lord Lorne and the

Canadian Parliament.
Memorial of the Colonists of Natal against con-

federation without consent of the Legislature.


LIBERTY OF THE SUBJECT. Liberty of the Subject an inherent principle of the English Con• '

stitution. Its protection from encroachments of the Executive by Courts of

Difficulty of securing it against legislative encroachment.
Despotic tendencies of democratic Legislatures.

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