HC Deb 23 March 1949 vol 463 c347
10. Mr. Erroll

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the unanimous recommendations of the Gold Coast Finance Committee, in connection with the youth service citizenship training scheme, have been quashed by the Gold Coast Government.

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

The hon. Member appears to be misinformed. The scheme was referred back by the Standing Finance Committee on 22nd February for further information and a revised estimate of cost. It was to be considered further yesterday by the Select Committee on the Estimates for the year 1949–50.

Mr. Erroll

Will the Minister call for the original minutes of the Finance Committee, and thus ascertain for himself the full and vehement support which the Legislative Council for the Gold Coast wishes to give to the full youth service scheme?

Mr. Creech Jones

Yes, I think there is general feeling that the scheme should be supported, but the matter is referred back, merely on grounds of cost, for a revised estimate.

Mr. Erroll

Will the Minister support it?