17. Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any considerable road programme is in execution, or being contemplated, in the East African dependencies?
§ Mr. Harold Macmillan
Numerous and substantial road works are at present 1210 being earned out in various parts of East Africa.
Mr. Creech Jones
Will my right hon. Friend consider whether a real programme of work can be put in hand, in view of the desperate need in East Africa, particularly now when there is a large reservoir of labour available through the Italian prisoners?
§ Mr. Macmillan
My reply was purposely somewhat evasive. There are subjects on which it is wise to be specific and subjects—and this is one—on which at the moment it is wise not to be too specific.