HC Deb 13 December 1950 vol 482 c1128
22. Mr. James Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what opportunities are given in Nigeria for promotion and training to the European development officers.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Development officers who have the necessary qualifications are considered for transfer to the administrative or technical branches of the Government service. Eleven officers have secured such appointments during the past year.

Mr. Johnson

Does my right hon. Friend think it possible that by special courses these development officers might become administrative officers at the end of 10 years' service?

Mr. Griffiths

Yes, Sir. As I have indicated some have already developed in that way.