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Northern Rhodesia (Cost-Of-Living Commission)

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the cost-of-living commission which the Legislative Council of Northern Rhodesia agreed to set up at its last session has yet been appointed; who are its members; and when is it to begin its inquiries.

The Governor of Northern Rhodesia has appointed the following members of the Cost of Living Commission:Mr. R. Welensky (Elected Member of the Legislative Council).Mr. N. Cook (Nominated Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council).Mr. H. Field (Compound Manager, Mufulira Mine).Mr. P. J. Law (Acting Labour Commissioner).In addition a representative of the Northern Rhodesian Mine Workers' Union is to be appointed to the Commission. A chairman for the Commission has not yet been found, and the date for starting its inquiries has therefore not yet been fixed.