§ 56. Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the increased volume of work which has been allocated to the Colonial Office, such as all matters relating to the Near East, Irish problems, etc, he will consider giving the Minister of Labour further powers to deal with questions relating to emigration, so that this work may he speeded up, particularly in view of the fact that the Department is already co-operating in this direction and has machinery adaptable for this purpose?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Yes, Sir, I am aware of the fact in the first part of the question, but I do not think that my hon. Friend's suggestion would prove generally acceptable.
§ Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that some steps will be taken to expedite matters in the Department concerned with furthering the interests of migration?