HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 c500
24. Mr. G. P. Stevens

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many chiefs have recently been de-stooled in the Gold Coast; and how this number compares with the previous comparable period.

Mr. Dugdale

My right hon. Friend has asked the Gold Coast Government to provide this information and will write to the hon. Member when it has been received.

Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite

Can the Minister tell the House whether the word "de-stooled" has any official significance? Is it the process recently followed by three ex-Ministers?