§ 58. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked whether the Secretary for the Colonies has yet made his promised inquiry into the complaints of the Eastern Shipping Company regarding the action of the 1366 Governor of the Straits Settlements; and whether he is aware that, in consequence of the ill-treatment which they continue to receive, this English company has already placed one of its ships under the Siamese flag and is taking steps to place a further number under the same flag?
I have now completed the inquiry and hope to communicate my decision to the company's representatives in a few days. I have no information as to the second part of the hon. Gentleman's question.