HC Deb 31 July 1919 vol 118 c2290
Captain R. TERRELL

(by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether a Government Commission comprising Sir William Peat is proceeding very shortly to Rhodesia to decide the Chartered Company's claim; whether He is aware that Sir W. Peat is Chairman of the new Royal Commission on Agriculture; and how Sir W. Peat will be able to carry on the duties of both Commissions, particularly in view of the urgency of the home investigation?


I am informed that Sir W. Peat will not proceed to South Africa, and that his work as Chairman of the Royal Commission on Agriculture will be in no way interfered with.


Are we then to understand that only Lord Chalmers and Lord Cave will go to South Africa?


Yes. Sir W. Peat was going, from the point of view of the accounts, but I understand that he is sending a member of his firm to act for him in South Africa.