HC Deb 18 May 1943 vol 389 cc953-4W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what recommendations have been made by Professor Richardson, who has been investigating economic conditions in Bermuda; what action it is proposed to take; and if this Report will be made available to the public?

Colonel Stanley

Professor Richardson was appointed by the Governor of Bermuda, not to undertake any special inquiry into economic conditions in the colony, but to advise on various current problems of administration and in particular to act as chairman of a local Economic Advisory Committee which was set up last year by the Government of Bermuda. That committee has made a number of recommendations to the Government of Bermuda, the most important of which are summarised in a review of economic conditions, policy and organisation in Bermuda prepared by Professor Richardson before his departure from the colony and published locally last February. It is not proposed to arrange for the publication of this review in this country, but a copy will be placed in the Library of the House for information of hon. Members.

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