§ MR. T. L. CORBETT (Down, N.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Sir West Ridgway has handed over the profits he has made from the Ceylon Pearl Fisheries to the Treasury, in order that they may be used for the benefit of the people of Ceylon.
§ *MR. SMEATON (Stirlingshire)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware it is estimated that there has been a capital loss to the Colony of nearly two millions sterling, and that the public of Ceylon and of other Colonies conversant with the case regard the transaction from start to finish as an unmitigated job?