HC Deb 03 April 1946 vol 421 cc203-4W
74. Major Vernon

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet approved any development plans for Sierra Leone; and whether such plans make adequate provision for demobilised troops.

Mr. Georģe Hall:

The Governor of Sierra Leone has recently submitted a development programme for Sierra Leone which is at present receiving consideration. The programme has been drawn up to cover development in the territory during the next ten years, and it includes a number of schemes which have already been approved and are now in operation. Priority is being given to those parts of the plan which will provide employment for ex-Servicemen, and proposals for a training centre to provide further technical instruction for demobilised troops have also been included.

75. Major Vernon

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the constitutional changes for the Protectorate of Sierra Leone announced on 2nd February, have been favourably received in the protectorate.

Mr. Georģe Hall:

As I said in the statement to which my hon. Friend refers, the Bills introducing the changes were generally welcomed in the Council and criticism was confined to minor points of detail. I have not received any later information which contradicts this view but I am asking the Governor for a report.