§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether the final section of the War Stores (Commission) Bill will preclude the Commissioners, either by themselves or through Sub-Commissioners, holding investigations in South Africa, with all the powers conferred upon them when sitting in the United Kingdom.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir ROBERT FINLAY, Inverness Burghs)
said it had been thought better that in the case of self-governing colonies such as we had in South Africa the Imperial Parliament should not legislate in respect of any sittings of the War Stores Commission which might be held there. It was anticipated that if it should be found necessary to hold sittings in South Africa the Legislatures in the colonies there would make the necessary arrangements lost enabling the Commission to do its work effectively.