HC Deb 01 December 1948 vol 458 cc1983-4
15. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the unique importance of the West India library at the Institute of Jamaica; and if it is intended that this library shall be housed, as soon as possible, in a fireproof building.

Mr. Creech Jones

The answer to both parts of the Question is in the affirmative.

Mr. Driberg

Can my right hon. Friend say how soon and by what means this desirable end is to be effected?

Mr. Creech Jones

Yes, an appeal has been made by the Jamaican Government in regard to the Institute, and we have hopes that there will be a favourable response.

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