§ GENERAL LAURIE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in the arrangements which are to be made for inviting tenders for a fast Atlantic mail service between Great Britain and a Canadian port, in which this country and the dominion may be jointly interested, he will give consideration to Milford Haven and include it in the terms of the tender as an optional port on this side of the Atlantic.
MR. RITCHIE—(for Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN)
I am not aware that any arrangements are being made for inviting tenders for a fast Atlantic Service, but the hon. Member may feel assured that, so far as the matter rests with His Majesty's Government, the question of the terminal port on this side will receive most careful consideration in settling the terms of any contract to which they may become parties.