Oral Answers to Questions — Sudan Administration (Reports)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th January 1951.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon East 12:00 am, 29th January 1951

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the reason for the delay in publishing the reports on the Administration of the Sudan for the years 1939–41 inclusive, and for the years 1942–44 inclusive.

Photo of Mr Ernest Davies Mr Ernest Davies , Enfield East

During the war the production of these reports was suspended for security reasons. Since then the Sudan Government has been largely occupied with more urgent work; the task of retrospective compilation of these reports has been a laborious process; and the Governor-General considered that it should be given a low priority.

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon East

Can the hon. Gentleman tell us when the next report will come out, if the current one is six years late already?

Photo of Mr Ernest Davies Mr Ernest Davies , Enfield East

The next one will not be six years late.