§ 12. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now make any further statement with regard to the views of the various Colonies upon the recommendations contained in the recent report on leave and passage conditions in the colonial service; and whether he can indicate what reforms are to be introduced to implement such report?
§ 13. Captain P. MACDONALD
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether decisions have yet been reached by any Colonial Government on the report of the committee on leave conditions in the Colonial service; if so, of what nature; and whether he can, in particular, make any statement with regard to the specific recommendation of the committee that Colonial officials should be enabled to use air transport wherever possible?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
I have not yet received the definite views of any Colonial Government on the report and am therefore not in a position to make an announcement. Nor, in view of the variety and importance of the issues involved, do I anticipate that I shall be able to do so for some considerable time. As regards air transport, I may say, in order to remove any possible misapprehension, that the principle that Colonial officers should be at liberty to travel by air, when proceeding on leave, is already accepted, where facilities exist.