HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc135-6W
156. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the desirability of establishing a regime at Hong Kong which will provide a working model of a progressive and democratic community for the benefit of people in the Far Fast, he will arrange, at an early opportunity, to provide the Government of Hong Kong with expert political advisers, labour experts and means to put into operation an effective plan for the social and economic development of the colony.

Mr. Creech Jones

The Governor has asked for the appointment of a political adviser with experience in China and action to give effect to his request is in hand. A second labour officer has recently beer appointed and the question of creating an additional post, to be filled by a person with trade union experience, is under consideration A representative local committee is assisting in the preparation of a comprehensive plan for the social and economic development of the Colony.