HC Deb 03 December 1947 vol 445 c75W
85. Mr. Bartlett

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has considered the useful work done by experts on agriculture and other subjects sent out to different Colonies on short visits by his Department; and what steps he is taking to develop this branch of the Colonial Service.

Mr. Creech Jones

Yes. It has long been the practice to arrange short visits to the Colonies by experts of different kinds to deal with particular problems. These visits are often most valuable and I have no doubt that the need for them will increase in the future. The members must, of course, be selected in each case according to the nature of the problem to be investigated. There is, I am glad to say, no shortage of public spirited men and women who are ready to undertake such visits.