HC Deb 02 April 1919 vol 114 cc1177-8
31. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received copies of resolutions adopted at the Ceylon National Conference, held in December, 1918, reaffirming the demands for constitutional reform submitted to the Imperial Government in June, 1917, and on several subsequent occasions; and, if so, when His Majesty's Government proposes to consider this question and grant the people of Ceylon some measure of self-government?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Lieutenant-Colonel Amery)

The Secretary of State has received copies of the resolutions in question. He proposes to await the considered views of the Governor of Ceylon before forming any conclusions in the matter.


Will my hon. Friend endeavour to see that delay here does not cause the Colonial Office the same trouble that the Foreign Office had in an exactly parallel case in Egypt?