HC Deb 24 October 1945 vol 414 c1994
10. Colonel Ponsonby

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether in view of the proposed co-ordination in West Africa, he will make any statement about closer co-operation between the East African Dependencies.

Mr. George Hall

I am aware of the important and complex issues involved in the future of the East African Governors' Conference and the other organisations which have been associated with it during the war. I am not, however, at the present moment in a position to make a statement about future policy on this question.

Colonel Ponsonby

As the right hon. Gentleman has mentioned the Governors' Conference, will he bear in mind that this has for 15 years: been regarded as a futile body, by officials, non-officials, most of the Governors and certainly by one Secretary of State?

Mr. Hall

That is one of the matters which I am at present discussing with the Governor of Kenya, who is now in this country.