Gold Coast Police (Guard of Honour)

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Exhibition – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham 12:00 am, 29th June 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what opportunities he is providing for the public to see the detachment of the Gold Coast police now in this country.

Mr. Creech Jones:

The detachment, which provided an informal guard of honour when His Majesty The King inaugurated Colonial Month on the 21st June, has come to this country to take part in the exhibition "Focus on Colonial Progress." The men can be seen on duty at the exhibition in Oxford Street daily.

Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

Could not the right hon. Gentleman give the public other opportunities to see these fine figures of men who have a fine record in war and peace? Can he say how long they will be in the country?

Mr. Creech Jones:

It may be that the period of their stay here must come to an end within a week or so, but they have been fully employed at the exhibition apart from one or two other duties which they have undertaken. We are most anxious that the public should have every facility for meeting them, and in a number of cases we have been able to provide that.

Photo of Mr Stanley Awbery Mr Stanley Awbery , Bristol Central

Is my right hon. Friend aware of the general satisfaction and pleasure expressed by the public at the methods adopted to present to the people the development in the Colonies during the past few years, and will he take steps to extend the duration of the Colonial Exhibition?

Mr. Creech Jones:

That is another problem which is full of practical difficulties.