HC Deb 10 April 1946 vol 421 c1918
44. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have been taken to provide social insurance, workmen's compensation and other similar legislation or schemes for the African colonies to bring them up to date.

Mr. George Hall

Apart from certain East African Colonies where Bills are in preparation, workmen's compensation legislation is already in operation The attention of all Colonial Governments has been drawn to the question of social security and improved workmen's compensation under Colonial conditions and my Labour Advisory Committee are examining this matter.

Mr. Hughes

Has the Colonial Development and Welfare. Act been used for the purpose of developing the social amenities of these Colonies?

Mr. Hall

Yes, Sir, a certain portion of it has.

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