HC Deb 09 February 1933 vol 274 c360
70. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is satisfied with the progress that is being made in the exercise of our trusteeship of natives' interests in Bechuanaland, Swaziland, and Basutoland, more particularly in the direction of education and agriculture?


The territories of the South Africa High Commission, like other colonial Dependencies, have been severely hit by existing economic conditions, and they have in recent years been compelled to exercise the strictest economy. But within their limited resources the local Administrations have, I am fully satisfied, done all in their power to promote the welfare and development of the natives of the territories, including those aspects to which my right hon. Friend refers.