MR. LLEWELLYN WILLIAMS (Carmarthen District)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Government have yet received the Report of the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific, which was due last October, as to the complaints against the Resident Commissioner of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands; and, if so, whether they are prepared to lay it upon the Table of the House.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The Secretary of State has only just received a Report by the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific on the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, which deals amongst other matters with certain complaints made against the Resident Commissioner of those Islands. The Report could not be published in full, as it contains matter of a confidential nature, but the Secretary of State will consider whether extracts from the despatch can be laid before the House.