HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 c881W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies who hold at present the offices of Chief Justice and Auditor-General of Tonga; whether he is aware that by the votes of these gentlemen the legislative proposal to introduce total prohibition of the sale of liquor was recently defeated; and whether these votes were given on instructions from the Home Government?


The Chief Justice of Tonga is Mr. H. C. Stronge; the Auditor-General is Mr. J. Darrell Wall. These gentlemen are appointed by the King of Tonga. I have no information with regard to the legislative proposal referred to.