§ SIR JOHN COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the question of the responsibility and the cost of the defence of Halifax and Esquimalt has been the subject of correspondence between the Imperial and the Dominion Governments; and. if so, by what Department of the Imperial Government has that correspondence been conducted.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. LYTTELTON, Warwick and Leamington)
I have been in correspondence with the Governor-General of Canada on the subject referred to by the hon. Member, and, as I stated in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Gloucester on the 2nd instant, †the correspondence will be laid on the Table of the House as soon as it is complete.
§ MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N. )
Which Government now bears the cost and responsibility of these defences?