HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 c2165

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Captain Margesson.]

12.1 p.m.

Mr. Creech Jones (Shipley)

I want to raise, on behalf of the party on this side of the House, the question of the West Indies Royal Commission Report and the recommendations arising there from. The recommendations of the Royal Commission and the statement of Colonial policy published in the White Paper are among the most important Colonial documents of recent times. There will, I think, in each case be further opportunities for discussing the proposals of the Royal Commission and the Secretary of State in the White Paper, but it would be unreasonable that the House should disperse for the vacation without giving some consideration to the important proposals which have been made to the Government by the Royal Commission. We on this side would like to pay tribute to the excellent work of the Royal Commission and the constructive spirit which they have shown in the recommendations which they have submitted.

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