§ 42. Mr. Turton
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the extent of the contribution of the island of Rodriguez to the Forces of the United Nations; what proportion of the male population of military age is serving outside the island; and what proportion are serving in the British or Empire Forces?
§ Colonel Stanley
It is not in the public interest to give figures, but the hon. Member may rest assured that the Colony 1154 of Mauritius, of which Rodriguez is a part, is supplying a substantial proportion of its man-power either for local defence or for overseas service.
§ Sir A. Southby
Is it not a fact that the Colonies have responded magnificently to the appeal for man-power for the Services?