HC Deb 29 October 1957 vol 575 cc21-2W
103 and 104. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) if he will ensure that in future, where it is thought desirable to communicate the content of debates in this House to Departments of colonial Governments, this is done through the medium of the OFFICIAL REPORT, unaccompanied by comment of a partisan nature;

(2) whether document C604/R /54 dated 13th October, 1956, and document 12014/56 dated 31st July, 1957, circulated by the Administrative Secretary to Departments of the Cyprus Government, were issued with his knowledge and approval.

Mr. Profumo

It is sometimes necessary to circulate reports together with comments to Departments of colonial Governments in advance of the OFFICIAL REPORT or to send comments after the Report. Such comments should, of course, be as objective as possible in form.

No. It was not necessary for my right hon. Friend to be consulted before these documents were issued.

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