HC Deb 08 March 1911 vol 22 cc1210-1

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will lay upon the Table any official communications which have passed between the Home Office and the Governor of the Isle of Man relative to the expressed desire of the House of Keys that the sole initiative and control of finance should reside with the elected representatives of the people and the opposition expressed to this by the Home Office?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Churchill)

I have already promised to lay Papers on the Table of this House. The claim of the House of Keys is that any Member of the Tynwald Court has the right to make and discuss any financial proposal, subject, in the event of the proposal being carried, to the right of the Lieutenant-Governor to exercise his veto.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when?


Very shortly, I hope.


May I point out to the Prime Minister that the Under-Secretaries and Secretaries of State cannot be heard on this back bench?