§ 17. Sir JOHN MARRIOTT
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether the Imperial Government is directly represented on the Joint Waterways Commission; and, if not, whether it is proposed to appoint representatives thereon?
§ Mr. AMERY
I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the International Joint Commission set up under the Treaty with the United States of the 11th January, 1909. As will be seen from Article 7 of that Treaty, the representatives on the Commission appointed by His Majesty are appointed on the recommendation of the Governor in Council of 797 the Dominion of Canada, and the reply to both parts of my hon. Friend's question is therefore in the negative.
§ Sir J. MARRIOTT
Can the right hon. Gentleman state that this Commission was set up on the initiative of the Imperial Government in 1909; and, if so, were not the Imperial representatives on the Commission from the outset?