§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can make a statement on the new Advisory Committee on Economic Development and Social Welfare set up in Nigeria to deal with post-war development; and why he has adopted this in substitution for the detailed and expert work of a development and welfare commission, similar to that of the Stockdale Commission?
§ Mr. Emrys-Evans
Yes, Sir. The committee, which is under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary and includes the heads of the technical departments and two African and one European unofficial members, has been set up by the Nigeria Government to co-ordinate the planning of post-war development in Nigeria itself. It is in no way a substitute for any regional development machinery which may be established.