Mr. Speaker, in view of the general interest in the question as to what bodies might send representatives to the King's jubilee ceremonies in the United Kingdom I thought it best to send a cable in order to obtain the necessary information. I have received the following reply:
"It is the King's wish that the celebration of _ the^ twenty-fifth anniversary of His Majesty's accession to the throne should be on a local basis, and that His Majesty's subjects should, wherever practicable, have the opportunity of observing the occasion near their homes. While any visitors from overseas, who may have occasion to be present in London at the time, would naturally have an opportunity of sharing with the people of the United Kingdom m celebrations here, invitations to participate in those celebrations as guests of His Majesty's government in the United Kingdom have, so far as the dominions are concerned, been issued' only to Prime Ministers and, m view of the character of the celebrations as described above, it is not proposed to invite further official guests"
Subtopic: STATEMENT FROM LONDON CONVEYING WISH OF HIS MAJESTY AS TO CELEBRATION IN UNITED KINGDOM AND DOMINIONS