33. Mr. CREECH JONES
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what is the position as regards the proposals to carry out measures for soil conservation in the Basutoland Protectorate; and from what source the necessary funds will be obtained?
Mr. M. MacDONALD
A loan from the Colonial Development Fund of £160,233, spread over 10 years, to meet the cost of a scheme for combating soil erosion in Basutoland was approved in August. The Basutoland Administration has already taken preliminary steps to initiate the scheme.
Mr. CREECH JONES
Have all the proposed grants to the Protectorates from the Union of South Africa now been withdrawn
Those grants are held in suspense. So far as this year is concerned, they will not operate at all.