Many prognostications are being made in the newspapers as to who is to fill the office of High Commissioner, and we are unsettled as to who is to be the successor of the late High Commissioner. Can the right hon. Prime Minister give us any information?
Is there any intention on the part of the Government to change the location of the office in London? Has the Government given any attention to the purchase of -a site somewhere in the Strand, to the acquisition of which it is understood
that the late Lord Strathoona was very much opposed?
The Government has not come to any conclusion in regard to securing a site in London beyond this: that for the time being at least we do not intend to take any steps in the matter without very careful consideration. Certain negotiations were had in regard to what is known as the Westminster Hospital site, but these negotiations have been discontinued, and no arrangements are pending with regard to any other site.
The ex-Governor General has taken quite an interest in one of the projects, and I am not prepared to say that I am not somewhat impressed with his arguments in reference thereto. Has the Government any correspondence in regard to the matter which might be fairly placed on the table?