HC Deb 03 December 1912 vol 44 c2082
50. Mr. HOGGE

asked whether the Prime Minister will take steps to ensure that the Memorandum prepared by the Admiralty for presentation to the Dominion Parliament of Canada shall be discussed in this House before that Assembly has an opportunity of knowing its contents?


If my hon. Friend will refer to the replies which I gave on this subject on Wednesday last he will see that I stated that the Memorandum which was prepared at the request of the Canadian Government must go before the Dominion Parliament before being presented to this House.


May I ask the Prime Minister if in this House it is possible definitely to decide how many ships are required for the Navy before we become involved by any offers from any of the Colonies?


That really does not arise. This is a Memorandum prepared by the Admiralty with the aid of the Dominion Parliament. I agree that it ought to be laid before the House, and it will be.

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