HC Deb 01 February 1944 vol 396 cc1125-6
39. Mr. Storey

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he has any statement to make about the development of Bechuanaland.

Mr. Emrys-Evans

Plans are being worked out for the post-war development of the Bechuanaland Protectorate which, it is hoped, may be assisted financially under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act or 1940. Schemes so far definitely approved under that Act provide for an expenditure of£118,540 in respect of the control of Tsetse fly and the further development of water supplies, on which considerable sums have been provided in recent years. Certain new irrigation works are also being financed from the Territory's revenue.

Other schemes are being prepared or are under consideration relating to agriculture and veterinary development, education, housing for natives and the expansion of the medical services.

Mr. Edmund Harvey

Are the schemes following the suggestion made in Sir Alan Pim's recommendations?

Mr. Emrys-Evans

I had better have notice of that Question.