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KING S ANXIETY. PROBLEM OF ULSTER. FAILURE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS. I Grave Note in To- day's Speech. MOMENTOUS SESSION OPENS. Parliament re-assembled on Tuesday for what was expected to prove a momentous session, in view of civil war in Ireland. The King's Speech to the Houses of Parliament was as follows :— I My Lords and Geotlemen,- I MY RELATIONS WITH FOREIGN POWERS I continue to be friendly. It is a cause of much pleasure to me that I shall be able in the near future to visit, with the Queen, the President of the French Republic, and that I shall thus be afforded an opportunity of testifying to the cordial relations which exist between our two countries. My Government has been in consultation with the oth-er Powers respecting the settle- ment of Albania and of the JEgezn Islands, with the view of giving effect to the resolu- tions adopted bv the Powers during the con- ference held with Ambassa.dors in London last 0ar. I hope that these consultations will contribute to the maintenance of peace in South-Eastern Europe. Measures have been adopted by the International Commis- sion of Control in Alba,nia for the purpose of establishing order amd security, and on the arrival of the new Ruler I trust that progress will be made towards the institu- tion of an efficient and stable administration in that country. AGREEMENT WITH GERMANY. I am happy to say that my negotiations both with the German Government and the Ottoman Government as regards mat- ters of importance to the commer- cial and Industrial interests of this country in Mesopotamia are rapidly approaching satisfactory issue, while questions which have long been pending with the Turkish Empire in respect to regions bordering on the Persian Gulf are in a fair way towards an amicable settlement. SAVING LIFE AT SEA. It gives me great gratification that the International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, which recently met in London at the invitation of my Government, has re- sulted in the signature of an important con- vention, which will, I trust, do much for the protection of life, especially on ocean- going passenger steamships. A Bill to en- able me to fulfil the obligations of the con- vention will be laid before you. INDIAN DROUGHT. I regret that in my Indian Dominions the early cessation of the seasonal rains last autumn has impaired the prospects of agri- culture over considerable tracts. The area visitoo by severe drought is fortunately re- stricted, and in it timely measures have been taken by my officers for the relief of the distressed population. ESTIMATES. I Lrentlemen of the House of Commons,— I The estimates for the service of the f t h e coming year will be laid before you in due I course. THE IRISH PROBLEM. I r T J.. i « JI my iurcla ana uenxiemen,- Tn" measures in regard to which there were > r.t-rerices last Session between the two Houses will be again submitted to your consideration. I regret that the efforts which have been made to arrive at a solution by agreement of the prob- lems connected with the Government of Ireland have so far not succeeded in a matter in which the hopes and fears of so many of my subjects are keenly con- cerned, and which, unless handled now with foresight, judgment, and in the spirit of mutual concession, threatens grave future difficulties. It is my most earnest wish that the goodwill and co-operation ot men of all parties and creeds may heal dissension and lay the foundations of 1: lasting settlement. THE SECOND CHAMBER. -I. Jrroposais win be laid before you for re- constituting the Second Chamber. OTHER PROPOSALS. In the closing namgraphs legislation is foreshadowed for dealing with industrial and rural housing; the development of the national system of ed ucation; and young offenders. LEGISLATION OF THE SESSION.- The Hoyai Commission which was ap- pointed to inquire into the delay in the ad- ministration of justice in the King's Bendji Division has now made its report. Propositions will be made to you to carry into effect certain of the recommendations which require the concurrence of Parlia- ment. Tho consideration of other recom- mendations which can be effected by admin istrative action is already well advanced. A Bill which has been prepared in con- sultation with the Governments of the self- governing Dominions relating to British Na- tionaJity and providing for Imperial nation- alisation will be laid before you. j A Bill will be introduced to authorise the making of loans to the Governments of the East African Protectorates to enable them to carry out certain public works which are urgently re-quired for the better develop- ment of tnMr territories. Measures will be presented dealing with the housing of the industrial and agricul- tural population, to give effect to the pro- posals which were announced last session for the development of a national systemtcf education, to amend the law with respect to the treatment and punishment of young offenders, and otherwise improve the ad- ministration of justice; and, if time and opportunity permit, for other purposes of social reform. Your labourt, dpon these and other mat- ters I humbly commend to the blessing of Almighty God. THE PROCESSION. QUEEN'S COMPLIMENT TO SOUTH AFRICA. Their Majesties proceeded in State from Buckingham PaJace to Westminster on Tuesday afternoon to open Parliament. Large crowds assembled to witness the start of the procession in delightful spring- like weather, and cheers were raised as the great gilded >royal coach, drawr hv xx cream horses, moved out into the Mai7 The King wore a nava1 iirifryrm, and the Queen, on his left, wearing a dress of gold and ermine cloak, included in her jewels the C'ullinan diamond, in graceful oomplimont to South Africa.

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