Oral Answers to Questions — ST. Lawrence Waterway.

– in the House of Commons on 9th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Bigland Mr Alfred Bigland , Birkenhead East


asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any information as to the nature of the action the Government of the United States is taking with reference to the scheme for deepening the St. Lawrence waterway to enable oceangoing steamers to pass into the great lakes dividing Canada and the United States; and whether he is able to issue as a White Paper definite details of the proposed plans?


A proposal of this nature was brought before Congress at the end of last year, but various alternative schemes were advocated by the representatives of different States. His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington is being instructed to report on the present position.


Has the Imperial Government refused to make any contribution towards the preliminary expenses of the scheme?


Perhaps my hon. Friend will give me notice of that question.