§ 66. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether any progress has been made with the negotiations with the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man by which they would bear a larger share of the burden of Imperial expenditure?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Bridgeman)
I have been asked to reply. I have not up to the present received the replies of the Island authorities to the letters which, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, I addressed to them on this subject last January. On the receipt of those letters, Committees were appointed by the Islands to consider the whole question and report. I should hope that these Committees have by now completed their investigations and that the Islands will very shortly be in a position to inform me what is the assistance they can give to the Imperial Government.