HC Deb 16 July 1952 vol 503 cc2146-7
44. Mr. Stevens

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that the prefabricated houses recently ordered from the Netherlands by the Gold Coast Government are to be allotted only to members of one political party; and if he will request the Gold Coast Government to arrange a more equitable method of distribution.

Mr. Lyttelton

No, Sir. The allegation I believe to be unfounded. The Gold Coast Government have not yet decided on the method of allocating the trial shipment of prefabricated houses ordered from the Netherlands, but I am assured that the allocation will be equitable.

Mr. Stevens

I am glad to hear that. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a report to this effect was published in a daily newspaper in Accra, and will he take steps to have his contradiction made known in the Gold Coast?

Mr. Lyttelton

The allocation of these houses has not yet been made. I will watch the matter carefully upon the assurance I have received.