HC Deb 19 February 1907 vol 169 cc707-8
*MR. WHITEHEAD (Essex, S.E.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, having regard to the Colonial and Imperial interests involved in the administration of the New Hebrides, His Majesty's Government will take counsel with the Australian Governments with a view to severing the administrative control from the High Commissionership of the Western Pacific and the Governorship of Fiji and the appointment of a separate High Commissioner stationed in the New Hebrides themselves.


It is proposed to discuss the whole question of the High Commissionship for the Western Pacific, and the arrangements for the discharge of the duties now attached to that office, with the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand while they are in this country for the Colonial Conference.


Will the question of native protection and the power of the Commissioners to act be discussed at the same time? †See Col. 181.


asked for notice of the Question.