§ 24. Mr. WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state approximately the area of land that has been assigned to natives under the Northern Rhodesian Order in Council, and also the area that has been alienated to Whites by the Chartered Company?
The total area of the territory is about 291,000 square miles, of which about 60,000 is in the Barotse reserve. An area of about 490 square miles is being reserved from European settlement near Fort Jameson. The land alienated to Europeans (including companies) is about 13,101 square miles.
I would not like to say for certain, but I will make inquiries and tell the hon. Member later.