HC Deb 13 March 1962 vol 655 c136W
Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has now received a report from the delegation which visited Tristan da Cunha to ascertain the conditions on the island and the possibilities of the natives returning to their homes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maudling

The preliminary report of the scientific expedition organised by the Royal Society is expected to be available about mid-April.

Radio messages indicate that the volcano is still active with many rock falls and lava still flowing.