HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 c1757
60. Mr. Ridley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the proposals made in the report on the financial position and further development of Nyasaland are under consideration; and whether it is proposed to take immediate steps to carry out any of the recommendations?

Mr. M. MacDonald

Yes, Sir. I have now received from the Governor of Nyasaland a preliminary statement of the Protectorate Government's attitude towards the recommendations in the Report. They are disposed to accept the majority of the recommendations, but a number of the more important proposals are still under consideration. I am expecting a further report from the Governor shortly.

Mr. Ridley

When will the right hon. Gentleman be in a position to state the proposals that it is intended to make?

Mr. MacDonald

I could not give any approximate date for that, but if the hon. Member will keep in touch with me, perhaps I can let him know when a question will elicit that answer.

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