HC Deb 30 January 1934 vol 285 cc185-6
16. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he has any statement to make with regard to the situation in Newfoundland; and what progress has been made with the new administration?


His Majesty has approved the appointment of the following to be members of the Commission of Government to be established in Newfoundland:

  • The Honourable F. C. Alderdice.
  • Sir John Hope Simpson, C.I.E.
  • Mr. W. R. Howley, K.C.
  • Mr. T. Lodge, C.B.
  • The Honourable J. C. Puddester.
  • Mr. E. N. R. Trentham.
Of these, Sir John Hope Simpson, Mr. Lodge and Mr. Trentham have been chosen from the United Kingdom, and the other three from Newfoundland.

Letters Patent constituting the new Government have been issued and will come into force on their being proclaimed in the Island. Those of the Commissioners who are now in this country will sail for Newfoundland on the 2nd February, and the new Government will be formally inaugurated on their arrival.