HC Deb 20 October 1954 vol 531 cc1184-5
47. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what decisions have been reached by Her Majesty's Government on the recommendations of the Commission on economic and land reforms in East Africa.

70. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the report of the Royal Commission on Economic and Land Reforms in East Africa has yet been received; and when it is to be published.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The report of the Commission has not yet been submitted. I had expected to receive it before the end of the year, but I now understand it is unlikely to be completed until early next year.

Mr. J. Griffiths

What is the reason for this delay? It was generally understood that the Commission has completed its report and that the report has been submitted to the Secretary of State?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

There is certainly nothing sinister in the delay. Very many busy people are involved. A mass of evidence has been taken and the Commission is now engaged on writing the Report. I am satisfied that there are very good reasons why it cannot be ready before.

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