§ 30. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Africans are now serving in administrative posts in West African colonies.
§ Mr. georģe Hall
If my hon. Friend is referring to the higher posts of administrative officer in the political administration, the answer is 12. If he is referring to superior posts in other Departments involving some degree of administrative responsibility, the number is, of course, very much greater. In Nigeria alone the number is 97.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Could the right hon. Gentleman say whether this is an increase on last year's figures, and could he say the percentage of these posts filled by the Africans compared with the total number of posts?