HC Deb 13 June 1951 vol 488 cc2283-4
22. Mr. G. Cooper

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what facilities are being provided for the delegates to come to London for a conference on Ex-Service men's problems as arising in Colonial Territories, including British Honduras, and as proposed by the British Empire Service League.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The Conference is being arranged by the British Empire Service League and invitations to attend have been sent by the League to its branches in Colonial Territories. No request has been received for the grant of special facilities to the delegates beyond those which are provided by the League.

Mr. Cooper

Can my right hon. Friend say whether, in fact, some assistance has been offered to those who wish to come as delegates, from Honduras in particular, and, as I have followed this matter during the last two or three years, can he say what steps are being taken to help these ex-Service men to solve these problems and to get their families resettled?

Mr. Griffiths

This is a conference which has been convened by the British Empire Service League, who are making all the arrangements.

Mr. P. Smithers

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the resettlement of ex-Service men in Jamaica is still not very satisfactory, and can he say whether there are any Jamaican delegates at this conference and whether he will take the opportunity of discussing the problem with them?

Mr. Griffiths

I shall be very glad to make arrangements to have the matter discussed with them either by myself or by one of my colleagues.

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