§ Major GLYN
asked the Lord Privy Seal to which Department should questions concerning the administration, trade, and development of the Sudan be addressed; what is the status of Government officials in the Sudan; whether they hold their appointments irrespective of the future administration of Egypt; and whether the policy of the Government is to encourage the development of trade and industry in the Sudan on such a basis as ensuring security under British administration for the future?
Questions concerning the administration and development of the Sudan should be addressed to the Foreign Office, whilst those of a purely commercial nature should be addressed to the Department of Overseas Trade. Members of the Civil Service are selected and appointed by the Sudan Government. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.