HC Deb 27 July 1949 vol 467 c134W
44. Mr. J. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that during the absence of the Director of Education, Sierra Leone, due to illness, the Principal Education Officer was appointed to act in his place instead of the established Assistant Director of Education, Dr. S. M. Broderick, who is an African and who would normally have been appointed; and if he will make a statement indicating the reason for Dr. Broderick being passed over.

Mr. Rees-Williams

There is no question of Dr. Broderick having been passed over. The Principal Education Officer is next in seniority to the Director, and normally acts in his absence.