§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that three months have elapsed since the close of the financial year in Malta, he will undertake that a copy of the balance-sheet for the year will be available for Members of the House before the Vote on the Colonial Estimates is taken.
§ MR. LYTTELTON
I am communicating the hon. Member's Question to the Governor of Malta, but pending the receipt of his reply, which I am requesting him to furnish by telegraph, I am unable to state at what date the financial statements for the year ending the 31st of March last will be ready.