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North Borneo (Governor)

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 26 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the concern felt in British North Borneo at the transfer to Tanganyika of the Governor, after less than two years' service in Borneo; and if he will give an assurance that his successor will remain in the colony for a longer period.

The urgent needs of the Service made this move necessary. I much regret the loss to North Borneo and while I could not make any definite promise about the future, I attach the greatest value to continuity in administration.