§ 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.