§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many persons are at present employed on planning and social research work in the Colonies; and what action he intends to take to increase their number after the war.
§ Colonel Stanley
It is not possible to state how many persons are at present engaged on planning and social research work in the Colonies, as much of this work is necessarily carried on as a part of the work of the various Colonial Governmental Departments concerned and is inseparable from it. A number of appointments have recently been made specifically for planning and social research, and I am trying to find more people for posts which it has been decided to create. I fully appreciate that increased staff will be necessary for this purpose as for many others after the war, and attention is being given to this problem in connection with the wider problem of the recruitment of staff for all purposes.