Development and Welfare

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies – in the House of Commons on 25th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Benjamin Riley Mr Benjamin Riley , Dewsbury

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when he will be able to present to Parliament the detailed report on the various schemes of welfare and development initiated by the Stockdale Commission in the West Indies?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

As the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Mathers) was informed on 22nd October, a report on progress under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act will shortly be laid on the Table of the House. I will endeavour to expedite the report.

Photo of Mr Benjamin Riley Mr Benjamin Riley , Dewsbury

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman bear in mind in taking up his new duties that this Commission was appointed nearly two years ago and that the report was promised several months ago?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

I will make the report available as soon as possible.