§ MR. DRAGE () Derby
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the services rendered by the colonies in the present war, he will consider the desirability of consulting the colonial Governments before proposing any scheme for the permanent reorganisation of the forces of the Empire; and whether, in view of the approaching visit of representatives of the Australian colonies, he will suggest to the Secretary of State the desirability of obtaining their views on the subject.
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
Yes, Sir, I have already said that we propose to await and, if need be, to invite, an expression of opinion from colonial Governments on that and kindred questions. The representatives have been sent over with a special object, but their presence may give us opportunities of informally discussing the question which the hon. Member has raised.