Racial Discrimination

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28 March 1945.

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Mr. Driberģ:

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has considered the statement on the colour bar and racial discrimination issued by the Conference of Missionary Societies in Great Britain and Ireland and circulated to all hon. Members; and if he will endeavour to promote throughout the Colonial Empire the observance of the principles outlined in this document.

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

Yes, Sir. I have read this document. The general principles outlined in it form the basis of the policy of His Majesty's Government, which, as I have often stated, is to do all in their power to secure equal treatment irrespective of colour for all the inhabitants of the Colonial Empire.