HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 c369
35. Dr. Haden Guest

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when it is proposed to set up the Colonial Research Advisory Committee referred to in paragraph 8 of Cmd. 6175; and what scientific bodies in this country will be consulted as to its membership?

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

The appointment of this committee must await the enactment of the legislation which will be necessary to give effect to the Government's statement of policy. As regards the second part of the Question, I am giving consideration to the constitution of the committee, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement.

Dr. Guest

Can the right hon. Gentleman state whether legislation will be brought forward?

Mr. MacDonald

Not yet, Sir.