HC Deb 07 March 1945 vol 408 c2013
37. Captain Cobb

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet received the Report and recommendations on Education in West Africa from the Commission which was appointed for this purpose.

Colonel Stanley

No, Sir. I understand that the Report may be expected within a few weeks.

Captain Cobb

In view of the fact that this Commission returned from its labours nearly a year ago, is It not undergoing an unduly long period of gestation? Can my right hon. and gallant Friend assure the House that if this Report is delayed much longer, he will take the best surgical advice, with a view to expediting its delivery?

Colonel Stanley

Should the necessity arise I would certainly make use of my hon. and gallant Friend's knowledge of obstetric science. I think it is only fair to this Commission to say that they have a very difficult job to do. The Commission is composed of people who hold a number of important posts which must have first call on their time. I know they have been working extremely hard, and I hope very soon now to have the Report.