African Colonies (Rural Industries)

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire – in the House of Commons on 15th March 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will now arrange for the selection and appointment in the early post-war period of an organiser with wide and appropriate experience, for the further development of cottage and rural industries in the African Colonies.

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

I am obtaining information from the East and West African Governments on the prospects and possibilities of the development of cottage and rural industries. Until I receive this information I regret that I can add nothing to the reply which I gave on the 28th October last.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman expect the information fairly soon?