HC Deb 13 December 1950 vol 482 cc1126-7
2. Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet considered the report of the committee appointed to investigate the problem of trade unions in West Africa; and when he will make it available to the House.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The primary function of the group which visited Nigeria was to assist by their experience and advice in the improvement of industrial relations. They have made no formal report, but have had full discussions with me and the Governor, and two of them have returned to Nigeria to continue their work. I hope to give the House further information when various consultations now in progress are more advanced.

Miss Ward

Does not the right hon. Gentleman intend to ask for a report?

Mr. Griffiths

No. When I announced the appointment of these four people to go to Nigeria I indicated that I thought they would serve a more useful purpose by not making a formal report but by having discussions with everybody concerned.