HC Deb 25 July 1956 vol 557 cc43-4W
71. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if, in view of the rapid resurgence of the peoples of the Colonies and the growing disquiet arising out of this urge for self-government, he will convene a conference of representatives of all our Colonies for the purpose of discussing with them their various needs and the possibility of a more rapid development towards self-government at an early date.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

No. I do not consider that such a conference would serve a useful purpose.