HC Deb 16 April 1947 vol 436 c173
26. Mr. T. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in preparing the comprehensive handbooks, one for each Colony, with comparative facts and figures for different periods, promised by his predecessor in reply to the hon. Member for Swindon.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Creech Jones)

The publication of Annual Reports on Colonial Territories is being resumed in the new form to which I referred in my reply to my hon. Friend's Question on 30th October. Reports for the year 1946, which, I hope, will include brief reviews covering the period during which the issue of these Reports has been suspended, are being prepared by Colonial Governments, and will be published as soon as possible.