Geological Survey (Technicians)

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Roland Robinson Mr Roland Robinson , Blackpool South 12:00 am, 27th July 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when it is expected that the 28 American geologists and associated scientists mentioned in Command Paper No. 7715, paragraph 291, will be temporarily attached to the Colonial Geological Survey Service; and what work it is proposed to assign to them.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams , Croydon South

Negotiations with the Economic Co-operation Administration on conditions of employment have now reached an advanced stage and it is hoped that recruitment will begin in the near future. These technicians will supplement existing geological establishments in the Colonies.

Photo of Mr Roland Robinson Mr Roland Robinson , Blackpool South

Can the hon. Gentleman say how soon this excellent plan will become a reality?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams , Croydon South

Quite soon. We have had the preliminary proposals from the Americans and sent them to the Colonies for their approval.