HC Deb 13 April 1927 vol 205 cc364-5
53. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty's Government adheres to the circular issued by Lord Elgin on 15th February, 1907, deprecating the acceptance by Governors of positions on commercial boards concerned with commercial enterprises in the Colonies in which they have held administrative positions; and if he is prepared to issue a return showing whether any and, if so, how many former Governors of dependency territories are to-day on commercial boards operating in territories with which they have been previously connected in an administrative capacity?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I am not in possession of the information required for issue in the return suggested.


Would it not be easy from the "Directory of Directors" to discover whether any ex-Governors are directors of companies in their area, and would not such a report show the information asked for?


I will consider that suggestion.