§ MR. A. M'ARTHUR
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether Her Majesty's Government have made any additional arrangements for the protection of life and property in the less settled parts of the coast of Newfoundland; and, if so, will he state what measures are in contemplation?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
, in reply, said, a magistrate had been recently appointed on the west coast of Newfoundland, and, if necessary, a second magistrate would be stationed on that coast. A Vote would be proposed to defray the expense. The protection of life and property and the preventing of disputes among the fishermen would be left, as before, to the Naval Commander of the Station.