HC Deb 25 November 1942 vol 385 c712
66. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when he will be able to present to Parliament the detailed report on the various schemes of welfare and development initiated by the Stockdale Commission in the West Indies?

Colonel Stanley

As the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Mathers) was informed on 22nd October, a report on progress under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act will shortly be laid on the Table of the House. I will endeavour to expedite the report.

Mr. Riley

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman bear in mind in taking up his new duties that this Commission was appointed nearly two years ago and that the report was promised several months ago?

Colonel Stanley

I will make the report available as soon as possible.