HC Deb 26 July 1922 vol 157 cc451-2
42. Sir J. RANDLES

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have been taken to give security to those responsible for soldiers' homes, hospitals, seamen's rests, and such buildings as have been erected on lands held from the War Department. in Malta, but who, under the recent arbitration, are liable to be disturbed by the civil authority; and will he see that under the new arrangements there shall be no interference with these institutions such as would be adverse to what are the general interests of British subjects not resident in Malta?


The responsible Government of Malta may be trusted to deal with the authorities in charge of these institutions in an equitable spirit.


Has the right hon. Gentleman any reason to anticipate that there will be any deviation from the terms of the lease because the civil. Government have taken it instead of the War Office?


No. I should not think so, but I will sec that this question and answer are for warded to the Governor of Malta in order that he may have the matter in mind.