HC Deb 03 December 1947 vol 445 c74W
89. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to obtain the co-operation of the Government of the Union of South Africa on the basis of the decisions on migrant labour agreed by the Central African Council; and what co-operation has been forthcoming up to date.

Mr. Creech Jones

A delegation representing the Governments of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland discussed with representatives of the Union Government at Pretoria during August the Central African Council's proposals regarding the control and care of migrant African labour. A considerable measure of agreement was reached, and the views of the Union Government on certain aspects of the proposals are now awaited.