§ 49. Mr. HURD
asked the Prime Minister if any further communications have passed between His Majesty's Government and the Government of Canada respecting the differences on Pacific Cable Board policy; and if there is now a prospect of restoring the smooth working of the partnership between the Governments of the Empire?
§ Mr. AMERY
I have been asked to reply. I have seen in the Press references to a statement issued by the Postmaster-General of Canada indicating that he is not in agreement with the arrangements recently made by the Pacific Cable Board 19 for duplicating the Board's cables in the Pacific, but no official communication on this subject has been received by His Majesty's Government from the Canadian Government.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
In view of the enormous importance to Empire communication of having high-power wireless stations at Vancouver and the Pacific, will the right hon. Gentleman urge our representative on the Pacific Cable Board to co-operate with the Canadian Government to urge wireless communication, rather than the laying of a second cable?
|STATEMENT OF THE QUANTITY OF TOBACCO PRODUCED IN AND EXPORTED FROM THE BRITISH COLONIES AND PROTECTORATES IN THE YEARS 1913 AND 1924.|
|Colony or Protectorate.||1913.||1924.|
|British North Borneo*||2,304,576||—||1,310,090||1,282,331|
|* The figures given relate to estate grown tobacco.|
|† 12,892 lbs. of cigars were exported from Ceylon in 1924.|
|‡ 88,245 lbs. of cigars were exported from Jamaica in 1924.|
|§ 25,038 cigars were exported from Virgin Islands in 1924.|