HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 cc1206-7
33. Mr. Paling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the report of the West Indies Royal Commission has been completed; and, if so, when it will be published?

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald)

No, Sir. I cannot yet add anything more definite to the reply which I gave to a similar question by the hon. Member for Dews-bury (Mr. Riley) on 27th September.

Mr. Paling

May we be assured that it is not proposed to hold up indefinitely this report, because of difficulties connected with the war?

Mr. MacDonald

Certainly. There is no intention of that sort whatever.