HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 cc53-4W
Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many territorial labour officers from Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland have been appointed by their Governments to the Union of South Africa during the past 12 months; if he is satisfied that they are able to carry out their functions; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

One officer in Johannesburg represents the Government of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Due to exceptional circumstances arising from the death of the substantive holder in September, 1958, the post has been filled by four different officers, but it is now filled on a permanent basis. Before I can say whether I am satisfied that this officer is able to carry out his functions effectively, I need to make further inquiries. When these inquiries are complete, I will write to the hon. Member.

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