HC Deb 05 April 1950 vol 473 c1180
27. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made with the establishment of West African offices and showrooms for West African information and products in London.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The Nigerian Government hope to open a Nigerian Office in London in May. Plans are also being made for the opening of a Gold Coast Office, but no date can yet be given. The Sierra Leone and Gambia Governments have not reached any decision in this matter.

Mr. Sorensen

Would it not be possible to have a more effective display of these goods if all the Colonies in West Africa were to unite for this purpose?

Mr. Griffiths

That is a matter for them to decide, but there is much to be said for the suggestion of my hon. Friend.