25. Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies what are the terms of the concessions to the Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa to exploit bauxite in the Mlaye Mountain in Nyasaland; and whether any royalties or percentage of profits will be earmarked for Native welfare purposes?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. George Hall)
No concession to exploit bauxite has yet been granted. The Corporation holds an exclusive prospecting licence over certain areas in the Mlanje district, but they are still engaged in exploratory work. In any concession which may be granted to the Corporation it is certainly proposed to secure from the industry an adequate contribution to the revenues of the Protectorate which will be available for social and economic developments, including social services for the benefit of Africans.