February 22, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to make a
statement with respect to Newfoundland. A similar statement is being made in the British House of Commons to-day, and in Newfoundland.
His Majesty has been pleased to appoint the following to be a royal commission for the purpose of examining into the future of Newfoundland, and in particular of reporting on the financial situation and prospects therein: The Right Hon. Lord Amulree, C.B.E., K.C., nominated by His Majesty's government in the United Kingdom, chairman; Mr. C. A. Magrath, LL.D., nominated by His Majesty's government in Canada; Sir William Stavert, Ii.B.E., nominated by His Majesty's government in Newfoundland. Mr. P. A. Clutterfouck, M.C., of the Dominions Office will act as secretary.

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION TO INQUIRE INTO FINANCIAL SITUATION AND PROSPECTS
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