§ Mr. B. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that the Governor of Malta is absent on leave; and whether the Lieutenant-Governor or the senior military officer would in the absence of the Governor be the officer to refuse or support any request from local authorities for the use of Imperial troops in support of the civil power?
§ Mr. AMERY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, in the absence of the Governor on leave the local authorities should address such a request to the Lieutenant-Governor who, in his capacity as officer administering the Government exercises the powers of the Governor.