HC Deb 18 December 1941 vol 376 cc2090-1W
Mr. Riley

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the statement in paragraphs 61 to 66 in Major Orde Brown's Report on Labour Conditions in West Africa, regarding the acute shortage of housing accommodation for African workers; also the recommendation, in paragraph 78 of the same Report, that a programme, estimated to cost £25,000, should be begun to provide sufficient housing; and will he consider making a grant from the Colonial Welfare Fund for the purpose?

Mr. George Hall

Yes, Sir. The question of the provision of additional housing for labour employed in the Government colliery in Nigeria is receivin close attention and I understand that the Governor intends to submit an application for financial assistance in accordance with the provisions of the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, 1940. The application will be considered as soon as possible after it has been received.