THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES: He is the most prominent figure in the colonial rule. He serves as a link between the British government and that of her colonial government. He sees to the appointment of Colonial Governors and their possible transfers to other territories. He also initiates Colonial Policies and directs the Colonial Governors on the pattern of administration to be adopted. As a link between the British government and colonial government, he receives and handles petitions from the different nationalist group of the colonial territories, and he is only answerable to the British Parliament in London.