Government Offices (Transfer)

Oral Answers to Questions — Uganda – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th October 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East 12:00 am, 11th October 1944

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what requests he has received for the gradual transference over a period of years of Government offices from Entebbe to Kampala on the grounds of public convenience and economy; whether such recommendations have been endorsed by the Governor; and whether he will give this matter favourable consideration when examining the Colony's programme and plans for postwar development.

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

The transfer of the Government offices to Kampala has been suggested by non-official bodies, but no official proposal has yet been received from the Governor, though I am aware that it has been engaging his attention. It is stated in the Uganda report on Post-War Development, which I recently placed in the Library, that the provision of new central offices might well find a place in a loan programme to be drawn up after the war.