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Colonial Policy

    Naturevolume 150pages657658 (1942) | Download Citation



    IN the House of Commons on November 26, Sir Edward Grigg moved an amendment to the address in reply to the King's Speech, in which he welcomed the declaration that it is desired to raise the standards of life of peoples in the Colonies, but regretted the lack of mention of specific proposals, including the establishment of a Colonial Development Board. He urged that further arguments about charters and abstract principles are no use, and that machinery should be set up at once to investigate the problems presented by the various Colonies, in order to be able to arrive at an agreed policy on them in relation with other Powers. In the course of the debate, reference was made to the unfortunate effect which may be produced in the Colonies themselves by the frequent changes during recent years in the Colonial Secretaryship.

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