HC Deb 19 February 1947 vol 433 c183W
78. Mr. Piratin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many natives of the Ellice Islands are employed by the U.S. Navy on Johnston Island; how the labour is obtained by the British authorities for the U.S. Navy; what payments are made to the British authorities; and what wages are paid to the Ellice Islands natives.

Mr. Creech Jones

I have found it necessary to refer this matter to the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific, and will write to the hon. Member as soon as I have his reply.

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