§ MR. HOGAN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the recent conferences with the Colonial Premiers at the Colonial Office are to be 22 regarded as permanently or only temporarily confidential; was a record of the deliberations kept, and will the House, in due course, he placed in possession of the decisions or recommendations arrived at?
§ THE SECRETARY or STATE FOR E COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
The discussions have been for the most part informal and friendly conversations, and, although a record has been kept for private reference, it is not intended to publish any full report. It has been agreed that the address of the Colonial Secretary in opening the proceedings and a statement by the first Lord of the Admiralty shall be published, together with a copy of the conclusions arrived at by the representatives present at the meetings.