§ 24. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what steps he proposes to take to help Native interests and development in the protectorates of Bechuanaland, Basutoland, and Swaziland?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
Action has already been, or is being, taken to implement the development recommendations of the commissions appointed to examine the financial and economic position of Swaziland and Bechuanaland, and careful consideration is being given to those of the similar commission which has recently visited Basutoland, and whose report has just been published.
§ Sir FRANCIS FREMANTLE
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether steps are being taken in respect of health matters in Bechuanaland, a subject which was brought to his notice last year?
I cannot at this stage, but we have never shirked our responsibility as regards finding money.
I have had no indication of any change of policy in that connection; but I understand that a question is to be directed to me on Thursday, and I will give a full statement then.