§ MR. HAROLD COX
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in connection with the Colonial Conference, any proposal was made to abandon the present mail route to India, Ceylon, and Australia, viâ Brindisi, in order to establish an all-British route viâ the Cape of Good Hope; and whether such a proposal, if made, would have the support of His Majesty's Ministers.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
No such proposal was made. I am not able to say whether it would, if made, have the support of His Majesty's Ministers.