HC Deb 23 September 1948 vol 456 c157W
119. Mr. Symonds

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what action is being taken to ensure that all interests are adequately represented in the negotiations before a final decision is made as regards the confederation of Newfoundland with Canada.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

After the recent referendum in Newfoundland, the Governor appointed a delegation of seven to meet the Canadian Government and to settle the final terms of union between the two countries. The leader of the delegation is Mr. A. S. Walsh, the Vice-Chairman of the Commission of Government; he and his colleagues will leave for Ottawa early in October. I am satisfied that the members of the delegation will fully represent the general interests of Newfoundland. Individuals and organisations in the Island who may wish to do so have been invited to submit their views.