HC Deb 18 June 1928 vol 218 c1402

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will state the reasons for the delay in the despatch and receipt of the personal effects of the late Cadet Lillies who was assassinated in the Solomon Islands; whether he is aware that a period of nearly nine months intervened before the effects of this officer were received by the Crown Agents' office; and whether he will explain how it came to pass that, although the Crown Agents' office received these effects on 9th May they were not handed on to the next of kin until 30th May, some three weeks later?


Inquiry is being made of the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific with regard to the first part of the quest on. As to the last part of the question, I regret if there was any avoidable delay, but it was necessary to obtain authority from the administrator of the estate.