HC Deb 25 July 1949 vol 467 c1809
42. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Works why he is advertising for applicants for the post of senior architectural assistant in Delhi at a salary and allowances of £1,250 per annum; and what work, on behalf of his Department, will this individual be called upon to execute.

Mr. Key

The advertisement is necessary because the post cannot be filled from existing staff within my Department. The senior architectural assistant in Delhi is responsible for the architectural drawings required in connection with buildings for which my Ministry is responsible in India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma, Afghanistan and Nepal.

Mr. Erroll

In view of the fact that the British Government have left all these territories, is it necessary to indulge in a large amount of new building?

Mr. Key

The Government have not left these territories, in the sense that they must have representatives there as in other parts of the Commonwealth.