§ 49. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the increased volume of traffic passing through the Panama Canal and of the fact that the American Steamship Owners Association has passed a resolution asking that the hours during which shipping is passed through the canal should be extended, he will intimate to the United States Government that His Majesty's Government is in accord with this resolution?
The matter is one for decision by the United States Government, which doubtless has all the facts of the case at its disposal. Representations of the nature suggested by the hon. Member do not therefore appear to be called for.