HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 cc2051-2
31. Mr. David Adams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, when he supplies the promised Return from the Governor of the Gold Coast relative to the profits of the gold companies and the amount spent upon welfare of their workers, he will exclude those sums expended upon compound houses, compensation for disablement and medical attention, etc., which are obligations of contract and cannot properly be designated as native welfare schemes?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I have asked the Governor whether it is possible to furnish this information in the form desired by the hon. Member.

Mr. Adams

Will the Minister note that some of the gold companies are now announcing the acceptance of certain elementary responsibilities as though these were new welfare works?