HC Deb 02 December 1931 vol 260 c1093

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to give effect to the various recommendations of the Joint Committee on East Africa; and, in particular, when it is proposed to set up the committees of inquiry into questions relating to finance and land, as recommended in paragraph 105 of the report?


The report is receiving my careful consideration. The report and the memoranda and evidence, as soon as they are available, will be forwarded to the Governors of the Dependencies concerned, in order that I may receive their considered opinions as soon as possible. There will be no avoidable delay in taking decisions on all the questions dealt with in the report. But the subjects dealt with therein are so interrelated that the report must be considered as a whole, and the decisions taken must cover the whole field. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing to the Members of both Houses who served on the Joint Committee my keen appreciation (which I am sure the whole House will share) for the very thorough way in which they conducted their long inquiry and the completeness of their report.