§ 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. 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.