HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 cc410-1
80. Sir John Wardlaw-Milne

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what is the object of the visit to this country of Sir Humphrey Walwyn Governor of Newfoundland; and whether the Government are considering any further measures of assistance to that Dominion?

The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Sir Thomas Inskip)

Sir Humphrey Walwyn has come to this country on normal leave of absence. Ad vantage will be taken of his presence here to discuss with him Newfoundland affairs generally, with particular reference to the Commission's reconstruction programme. As regards the second part of the question, the amount which Parliament is to be asked to vote in the coming financial year by way of grant-in-aid to New found land has recently been under review. The sum of £1,000,000 has now been fixed which is to cover both the anticipated administrative deficit and also re construction expenditure.