§ SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derby, Ilkestone)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether King Ja Ja's health has been improved by his removal to Barbados; whether any steps have been taken to enable his wife to join him there; and whether any deductions have been made from his allowance for personal expenditure since his removal from St. Vincent?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
The reports of Ja Ja's health are not good, and as the administrative Staff for the Oil Rivers Commission is now organised and the Commissioner will shortly start for his post, he has been informed, with the Commissioner's approval, that he will be permitted to return at once to Opobo. It is understood that the wife refused to accompany him to Barbados or to Opobo. We are not aware of any deductions from the allowance.