HC Deb 31 July 1907 vol 179 c950

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies when His Majesty's Government expect to receive the Report of the High Commissioner of the Western Pacific on the character of the system of inspection and the number of inspectors required for the inspection of labourers employed by British subjects in the New Hebrides; and whether the Report will be issued to Members.


His Majesty's Government doubt whether the High Commissioner's Report can reasonably be expected for some little time yet, as he will no doubt wish to consult the Resident Commissioner for the New Hebrides, between which islands and Fiji communication is slow. The question of publishing the Report will be considered when it is received.