asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Colonial Governments have been asked to give their attention to the problems arising from demobilisation and transfer to peace conditions; and whether schemes of industrial expansion and agricultural improvement, together with economic planning and schemes of development, are being prepared in anticipation of this contingency?
This important subject is one which has already been closely examined by those Governments most concerned. In the course of this examination the various matters mentioned by the hon. Member in the second part of the Question are being taken into account. I am about to address Colonial Governments on the whole matter.