HC Deb 27 February 1952 vol 496 cc154-5W
83. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many African delegates were accommodated at the Government hostel, Livingstone, during the Conference on Closer Association; what reasons were given by the two civil servants for leaving the hostel on the arrival of the African delegates; and whether the hostel is normally open for the accommodation of both Europeans and Africans.

Mr. Lyttelton

Five African delegates were accommodated at this hostel. The hostel was built primarily to house European officers stationed at Livingstone, where there is an acute shortage of housing. It is normally occupied only by Europeans. The two junior officials who left the hostel were not, of course, required to state their reasons.