asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention had been drawn to the letter sent by the Manx House of Keys to Lord Raglan, in which they charged the Governor with misrepresentation and suppression of material facts in his correspondence with the Home Office in reference to the recent constitutional deadlock in the Isle of Man; if the facts were as stated in the letter; and what steps he proposed to take?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for HOME AFFAIRS (Mr. Churchill)
It does not appear to me that the omissions in the Lieutenant-Governor's letter of which the House of Keys complain were material to the question then before me; and I cannot agree that there were any misrepresentations. The Governor's letter did not, of course, present the case for the House of Keys, but the whole correspondence will be laid before the Committee which is about to be appointed, and the House of Keys will then have full opportunity 39 of putting forward their view of the facts and all the arguments by which they support their case. I hope to make an announcement as to the Committee in the course of the present week.