§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can make any further statement as to the action, if any, which the British Government are taking, either single-handed or in connection with the Netherlands Government, to deal with the economic situation resulting from the continued fall in the price of rubber?
§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Sir Cecil Clementi, the Governor of the Straits Settlements and the High Commissioner for Malaya, has gone to pay a State visit to the Dutch East Indies; if so, whether he intends to discuss with the Dutch authorities the question of rubber restriction; and, if not, whether the Government will instruct him to do so?
§ Dr. SHIELS
Sir Cecil Clementi will, I understand, visit the Governor-General of the Netherlands East Indies towards the end of August. It is not proposed to send to him any instructions as to the subjects which he and the Governor-General may discuss.