§ MR. LYTTELTON (St. George's, Hanover Square),
I beg to ask the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies, with respect to a statement recently made in public by the Prime Minister of Newfoundland to the effect that all his remarks at the Conference on the Newfoundland fishery question were in support of a resolution concurred in by his colleagues the Colonial Prime Ministers before it was brought forward, whether he will state the terms of such resolution, and explain why it was not recorded in the minutes of the proceedings.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The resolution was not recorded in the published proceedings because it was agreed before the discussion opened that the Conference should sit in private. Subsequently, out of consideration to Sir R. Bond, it was agreed that his statement should be published, the rest of the proceedings remaining confidential.