HC Deb 03 March 1948 vol 448 c379
31. Mr. T. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he proposes to appoint an expert to devise a Customs Union for the West Indies without waiting for a decision on the proposals for federation.

Mr. Rees-Williams

This proposal was put forward by the Conference on the Closer Association of the British Caribbean Colonies held in September last. Should it be endorsed by the Legislatures concerned, my right hon. Friend proposes to act upon it.