HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 cc1303-4W
Mr. Day

asked the Prime Minister whether the proposals submitted to the United States Government for the purpose of ending the controversy relative to the British rights of the Phoenix Group of islands in the Southern Pacific have now been satisfactorily settled; if so, will he give particulars, and whether an administrative officer has been appointed to these islands?

Mr. Butler

Particulars of the settlement arrived at for ending the controversy between the United States Government and His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom concerning the status of Canton and Enderbury Islands in the Phoenix Group are contained in the Anglo-United States Exchange of Notes of the 6th April, 1939, the text of which will be found in the White Paper Command 5989. A British official is in residence on Canton Island.