HC Deb 10 December 1941 vol 376 cc1535-6
77. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies what consideration is being given to the question of constitutional changes in West Africa; and whether priority is being given to the Gold Coast?

Mr. George Hall

As I stated in my reply to my hon. Friend's Question of 26th November, His Majesty's Government have constantly in mind the progressive evolution of self-governing institutions in all parts of the Colonial Empire. As regards the Gold Coast, the new Governor has recently assumed duty, and the question of constitutional development is one of the numerous problems which will receive his particular attention

Mr. Sorensen

Does that imply that the Gold Coast will have priority considera- tion regarding questions of self-government or progressive government?

Mr. Hall

No, Sir, there is no suggestion that the Gold Coast will have preference in this matter.