HC Deb 30 May 1960 vol 624 c93W
Captain Kerby

asked the Prime Minister, in view of the prolonged absence from the country of the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, if he will consider the appointment of an additional Minister in this Department.

The Prime Minister

Although the burden of work in the Colonial Office continues to be heavy, I am not convinced that the temporary absence of one Minister makes necessary the permanent creation of a new Ministerial post.