§ MR. PULESTON (Devonport)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, If he will state the names of the gentlemen on the Inter-departmental Committee to whom the question of the advisability of subsidising a line of steamships between Vancouver and Japan has been referred?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. OSBORNE MORGAN) (Denbighshire, E.)
The Inter-departmental Committee to whom the advisability of subsidizing a line of steamships between Vancouver and Japan was referred by the late Government consisted of General Sir Andrew Clarke, Inspector General of Fortifications, representing the War Office; Captain Codrington, R.N., a Lord of the Admiralty, representing that Department; Mr. Barrington, representing the Treasury; Mr. Rea, representing the Post Office; and Mr. Bramston, representing the Colonial Office. When the late Government resigned Office the Committee lapsed, but it has been revived; and, so far as I am aware, no alteration in the constitution of the Committee is contemplated.