§ 40. Major GRAHAM POLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is now in a position to state when it is hoped the Government will be able to make a statement in respect of their policy in the matter of the proposed constitutional changes in East Africa?
§ 43. Sir PHILIP RICHARDSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is now in a position to state what action the Government propose to take in respect of the future government of East Africa as a result of the Hilton Young and Samuel Wilson Reports?
47. Sir HILTON YOUNG
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now announce the decision of His Majesty's Government as to the recommendations of the Committee on closer union for British territories in East and Central Africa?
§ Dr. SHIELS
It is not possible to add anything to the reply on this subject, which I gave to the hon. Member for Windso (Mr. A. A. Somerville) on the 3rd March.
Sir H. YOUNG
Is the Under-Secretary aware of the great disquiet caused in the territories concerned by this long delay in announcing the decision of the Government, and of the effect which this has upon their economic life?
§ Dr. SHIELS
I am aware that certain representations have been made to that effect, but, as I pointed out in reply to a previous question on the subject, the importance and the difficulty of it, and the very careful consideration which is being given to it, justify the time which has been taken.