HC Deb 22 October 1941 vol 374 cc1762-3
18. Dr. Morgan

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies how many houses had been built by the Government of Trinidad, British West Indies, up to February, 1939; whether the local municipality of Port of Spain, in spite of the absence of statutory powers, built nearly 40 houses; whether this state of affairs has continued; and what progress has been made on any Government housing scheme in the last two years?

Mr. George Hall

My Noble Friend is making inquiry of the officer administering the Government of Trinidad as to the exact number of houses built in the periods specified. I will communicate with my hon. Friend when a report has been received.

Dr. Morgan

Is there not an information bureau at the Colonial Office, so that we may get our information there and not by constant reference to the Governors?

Mr. Hall

It is impossible for us to keep a record of every activity of all the Governments in the Colonial service, and we must refer questions of this kind to the Governors.