HC Deb 24 February 1919 vol 112 c1356
30. Mr. INSKIP

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether in view of the unsatisfactory working of the Anglo-French condominium in the New Hebrides, and the fact that the commercial and agricultural future of the group chiefly depends, for geographical reasons, on the Commonwealth, steps will be taken to terminate the condominium and bring the group entirely under the British Flag, either by direct agreement with France or by a submission to the decision of the Peace Conference; and whether, in any case, an opportunity will be given before the conclusion of the Peace Conference to the Natives and settlers of the islands to express their wishes in accordance with the principle of self-determination?


The question to which the hon. Member alludes has been referred to the representatives of His Majesty's Government at the Peace Conference.