§ MR. COURTHOPE (Sussex, Rye)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the provisions of the New Hebrides Convention with regard to the liquor traffic are being satisfactorily carried out; and, if not, what steps are being taken to enforce them;
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY or STATE FOE THE COLONIES (Colonel SEELY, Liverpool, Abercromby)
Excepting a Press telegram which was published on the 19th instant, the Secretary of State has no ground for thinking that the provisions of the New Hebrides Convention with regard to the liquor traffic are not being satisfactorily carried out. As to that telegram, I may refer the hon. Member to the Answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Berwickshire on Monday last.
§ COLONEL SEELY
I cannot say exactly. I will inquire. The High Commissioner is proceeding to the islands in the course of a day or two.