HC Deb 07 March 1945 vol 408 cc2012-3
36. Colonel Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether steps have yet been taken to prepare, by means of a joint official and non-official committee, a five- or 10-year programme of social and economic betterment, covering all the territories and islands administered or controlled by the Governor of Aden.

Colonel Stanley

The first draft of such a programme has been prepared and is now under examination. The Governor proposes to appoint a committee representative of the principal interests in the Colony to examine it in detail.

Colonel Lyons

Can my right hon. and gallant Friend say when that committee will be effective?

Colonel Stanley

No, I cannot,