21. Mr. WILLIAMS
also asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his Department is organised solely on a regional basis, or whether, in addition to the regional organisation, there is a staff devoted to the study of the various problems of health, agriculture, veterinary services, and geological survey?
§ Mr. AMERY
The Colonial Office is organised primarily on a regional basis. There is also a General Department, which is concerned with correspondence of a general and miscellaneous character. The study of the various problems mentioned in the question is promoted by reference to various Committees, and expert advisers such as the Colonial Advisory Medical and Sanitary Committee, the Colonial Survey Committee, etc. I have also recently appointed a Chief Medical Adviser to the Colonial Office, who will advise me on medical and sanitary problems arising in,connection with the Colonies and Protectorates.