HC Deb 14 October 1942 vol 383 cc1654-5W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in Jamaica in the census arrangements, the reform of local government and the preparation of new registers of voters; and whether a local government adviser has been appointed to the staff of the comptroller, Sir Frank Stockdale?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

The officer appointed to take a census in Jamaica arrived in the Colony at the beginning of June. No information is available as to the progress he has made in his task. It is not proposed to appoint a local government adviser to the staff of the Comptroller for Development and Welfare in the West Indies. But endeavours are being made to secure an expert in local government affairs to advise the Government of Jamaica on the reform of local administration in the island.