§ 2. Major COLFOX
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has yet received a reply to the despatch sent on 17th November to His Majesty's Ambassador at Rio de Janeiro, in which he asked for a report on the progress made by the commission investigating the tramway and ferry fares of the Leopoldina Terminal and Cantareira companies?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir John Simon)
Yes, Sir. I am informed that the Commission of Inquiry was composed of two independent auditors and two officials of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Two separate reports have been presented to the Secretary of Public Works of the Government of that State. I understand that the position at present is that the matter is in the hands of the Consultative Council, a body which may be regarded as being an advisory committee to the Interventor.