HC Deb 13 July 1909 vol 7 cc1853-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade if advantage will be taken of the presence in this country of representatives of the Colonies concerned to discuss the question of the All-Red Route, or is that project to be considered to have been definitely abandoned by the Government?


I hardly think that the matter referred to comes within the scope of the Conference about to be held with representatives of the Self-Governing Dominions which is solely concerned with questions of defence, but perhaps some opportunity for informal discussion may occur.


Arising out of that apparently satisfactory reply, can the right hon. Gentleman tell us, what is the real cause which has caused this immense delay?