HC Deb 06 May 1914 vol 62 c257

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether the Colonial Office were aware of the intended action of the Governor of Tasmania in the recent governmental crisis in Tasmania before such action was taken; and whether any telegrams were exchanged between the Governor and the Colonial Office prior to or during such crisis?

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

The Governor did not inform me of his intentions beforehand. As I stated on Monday, I have been in communication with him since.