§ 37. Sir P. Hannon
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has had any recent report on the condition of the inhabitants of Tristan da Cunha; whether any recent calls of ships have been reported; and whether any of the islanders have been recruited for war service?
Mr. M. MacDonald
Yes, Sir. One of His Majesty's ships called at Tristan da Cunha recently, when it was ascertained that the crops had been good and that cultivation was being extended to other islands in the group and that there was no sickness. A two months' supply of dry provisions was landed on the island. I have not received any report that any of the islanders have been recruited for war service.
§ Sir P. Hannon
Is my right hon. Friend keeping up some sort of systematic contact with this remote Colony of ours in the Southern Seas?
It is very difficult to keep up systematic contact, but we have contact whenever possible.