HC Deb 12 August 1876 vol 231 cc1157-8
MR. WHITWELL (for Mr. Alderman M'ARTHUR)

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the Government will send out instructions to Sir Arthur Gordon to expedite the settlement of the Land question in Fiji, so as to remove the difficulties which now exist in connection therewith, and thus facilitate the investment of capital in that Colony?


The difficulties which the hon. Gentleman very justly alludes to as existing in connection with the Land question in Fiji have necessitated a reference to the Law Officers of the Crown. Steps are, however, now about to be to be taken founded upon those opinions which, I hope, will ensure a speedy settlement of these matters by the Commission which is now sitting.