Mr Thomas Inskip: I shall be glad to make inquiries and will communicate the results in due course to my hon. Friend.
Mr Thomas Inskip: I will take care that it is made available.
Mr Thomas Inskip: I have no doubt that I can obtain information upon that point also.
Mr Thomas Inskip: The Secretary of State for the Colonies and I have had conversations with the Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia on the subject of the recommendations of the report of the Rhodesia-Nyasaland Royal Commission concerning the relations of Northern and Southern Rhodesia. These discussions are still in progress, and His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are, therefore, not yet in a...
Mr Thomas Inskip: With regard to the last part of the question, I gave an assurance to that effect some time ago to the hon. Member; and with regard to the last part of the question, no decision has been reached. The discussion, as I said, is still in progress.
Mr Thomas Inskip: I think it is better not to add to or embroider statements that have been made. The interests of the natives will be kept prominently in the very front of our considerations.
Mr Thomas Inskip: The number of persons in Newfoundland in receipt of public relief in June was approximately 66,800, representing a reduction of about 14,000 on the figures for May. The total for July is expected to be in the neighbourhood of 62,000, or some 5,000 less than the figure for June. A further substantial decrease is likely to take place in August when operations in the forests and on the land...
Mr Thomas Inskip: I will, of course, consider that suggestion. Most certainly I hope to get into touch with all sections of the community and give the fullest possible opportunity for the expression of all views.
Mr Thomas Inskip: As I have said on previous occasions, all facilities exist, except so far as they are limited by the distance of Newfoundland from this country.
Mr Thomas Inskip: As I informed the hon. Member on 4th July, I have received from the Union Government a draft of the memorandum prepared by them. I am not yet able to say when the memo- randum will be ready for publication, and in the meantime I am not in a position to discuss it.
Mr Thomas Inskip: The hon. Gentleman will remember that this memorandum is being prepared by His Majesty's Government in the Union of South Africa, and until the document is printed I cannot say anything as to publication or discuss what may be contained in it.
Mr Thomas Inskip: I fear that the difficulties in the way of any such scheme would be insuperable.
Mr Thomas Inskip: Of course, Canada is much safer than the East coast of the United Kingdom. I understand that the proposal has been receiving consideration in Canada?
Mr Thomas Inskip: No, Sir. Considerations similar to those explained by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department in reply to the right hon. Gentleman on 6th July apply to the present request.
Mr Thomas Inskip: Not without notice.
Mr Thomas Inskip: The position of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom in this matter is set out in detail in Command Paper 4948, and I have nothing to add to it.
Mr Thomas Inskip: There has been no whittling down at all of the statement made in the Command Paper. If the hon. and gallant Member will read the passage on the first page I think he will see that it is perfectly clear.
Mr Thomas Inskip: Discussions with Mr. Nash are still in progress, and I am not yet in a position to make a statement in regard to them.
Mr Thomas Inskip: Yes, Sir.
Mr Thomas Inskip: I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 21st June to the hon. Member for Govan (Mr. Maclean). I am not at present in a position to add anything to that reply, except to say that the discussions with Mr. Nash are continuing.