HC Deb 09 March 1949 vol 462 cc1188-9
57. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what were the terms of his despatch to the Government of Bermuda, of 17th December 1948; and what action has been taken upon it in respect of constitutional changes and educational advance.

Mr. Creech Jones

I am arranging for a copy of my despatch of 20th November last (which was laid before the House of Assembly on 17th December) to be placed in the Library. As to action taken, I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to a Question on 26th January.

Mr. Skinnard

Is the Secretary of State aware that there is considerable objection in the island to the delay in providing for educational advance in particular?

Mr. Creech Jones

The Assembly has before it already a Bill for free education in the non-vested schools. That is already drafted and is being considered.