§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is yet in a position to state when he will receive the deputation from the Eastern Shipping Company and hold the promised inquiry relating to the Penang Dock?
I have found it necessary to refer some points arising out of this question to the Law Officers of the Crown. I have not yet received their report, but when I have done so I will lose no time in dealing with the matter. The hon. Gentleman appears to be under some misapprehension. I have not undertaken to receive a deputation, and, as at present advised, I do not think that there is any necessity for me to do so.