§ 36. Mr. Alport
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what changes have been made in the composition of the Colonial Office Local Government Advisory Committee since it was notified in the Secretary of State's Annual Report of 1947–48.
The membership of this body has remained unchanged since its formation in 1948, except for the addition of Dr. A. H. Marshall, City Treasurer of Coventry, and Mr. R. E. Wraith, Organiser of Colonial Services Courses, London University.
§ Mr. Alport
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the political members of this Advisory Committee are exclusively Socialist, and will he make certain that proper representation of all political opinions in local government is provided for in future?
This is not a body to deal with a political approach. It is a body of people chosen for their technical qualifications, and these people have the correct technical qualifications.