HC Deb 07 July 1924 vol 175 c1761

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that in the Canadian House of Commons on 12th June complaint was made that the High Commissioner for Canada in London had had difficulty in obtaining interviews with Members of His Majesty's Government, and had not infrequently been referred to subordinate officials; and, if so, whether he proposes to rectify this and fix a status of precedence for all High Commissioners representing the Dominions in London?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. J. H. Thomas)

I have been asked to answer. I have seen a Press report to the effect indicated in the first part of the hon. Member's question. Fortunately, no such difficulty as that referred to exists in fact: this was publicly intimated by the Dominion High Commissioners a few days after the Press report appeared. As regards the question of precedence for High Commissioners, I hope to be able to make an announcement shortly.