HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 cc1164-5
78. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what representations he has received from the people of Lagos opposing the Lagos town planning scheme; and what action he proposes to take on this matter.

Mr. Creech Jones

I have received a telegram from certain chiefs and other inhabitants of Lagos protesting against the scheme and advising me that they are submitting a memorial on the subject. I am now awaiting this memorial and the observations on it of the acting Governor.

Mr. Turton

Is the Minister aware that there is local feeling in Nigeria that before we build public halls we should remove the slums?

Mr. Creech Jones

I am fully aware of the local feeling.

Mr. Churchill

Would it not be an advantage to send the Minister of Town and Country Planning out there? He might introduce a Compensation and Betterment Bill.

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