HC Deb 13 March 1912 vol 35 c1081

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that important Ministers are being nominated by certain of the Dominions for appointment to the promised Royal Commission on the Commerce of the Empire, he will now state what steps are being taken towards the appointment of that Commission and when it is likely to be appointed?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

I cannot yet name a definite date, as the composition of the Royal Commission has not been finally, though very nearly, completed, but I hope to be able to make an announcement in a short time.


May I ask whether there is any truth in the rumour that the hon. Member for Swansea is to be chairman?

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