HC Deb 25 April 1917 vol 92 cc2391-2

asked the Prime Minister if he will say whether Hamilton Inlet, in Labrador, is situated in, approximately, the latitude of London and is over 1,000 miles nearer to London than is the City of New York; that there is in Hamilton Inlet good anchorage for vessels of large size and an accessible and open port for at least nine months of the year; and that the said port of Hamilton Inlet is the natural outlet, when connected with the Canadian system of railways, for the agricultural produce of Central and Western Canada and of the Central and North-Western States of the United States; and whether, in view of the importance of the closest possible connection between the several parts of the British Empire, and particularly in regard to defence, the food supply, and other mutual and commercial relations, the attention of the Imperial War Cabinet has been called to the potentialities and advantages of development in connection with Hamilton Inlet? Mr. BONAR LAW: I am informed that the facts stated in the first three parts of the question are approximately correct. With regard to the fourth part I shall call the attention of the Imperial War Cabinet to my hon. Friend's question.


Can the right hon. Gentleman inform the House whether the sittings of the Imperial Conference are likely to continue for some little time?


That does not arise out of the question.