Oral Answers to Questions — British Honduras (Report)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th June 1948.

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Photo of Wing Commander Geoffrey Cooper Wing Commander Geoffrey Cooper , Middlesbrough West 12:00 am, 16th June 1948

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what date the Evans Commission is expected now to make its report on conditions of employment and other matters in British Honduras; and, since this report was intended to be published in the autumn of last year, if he will now take steps to ensure its publication at an early date.

Mr. Creech Jones:

I expect to receive the completed report within the next month. Publication will take place as soon as possible thereafter.

Photo of Wing Commander Geoffrey Cooper Wing Commander Geoffrey Cooper , Middlesbrough West

Whilst bearing in mind the inadvisability of urging that these reports should be made with undue haste for fear of them being less full than they should be, would not my right hon. Friend agree that these Committees should be encouraged to complete their task with all speed in view of the urgency of the matter under consideration?