HC Deb 03 November 1943 vol 393 cc652-3
35. Sir Stanley Reed

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, as the result of his personal investigation, he has reached any conclusion as to the desirability of grouping the Colonies of East and West Africa, each group under a Governor-General, such Governors-General to be appointed, unless specially qualified members of the Colonial Civil Service are available, from men experienced in the public life of the Empire?

Colonel Stanley

The question of getting the best possible co-ordination between groups of Colonies, whether in Africa or elsewhere, is obviously of great importance. I am not yet in a position to make any statement upon it.