This question was dealt with by my right hon. Friend the Undersecretary of State, in his speech on colonial development in the Debate on the Address on 26th November. I am unable to add anything to the statement which he made on that occasion.
Is not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that in almost every Debate for several years, not only in this House but in another place, this demand has been put forward, with general acceptance by Members of both Houses?
I listened to the Debate to which I have referred, and I know that the hon. Member put this forward with very great persuasion; but my right hon. Friend has given his reason why, at any rate at the moment, he prefers another method of approach.