HC Deb 13 December 1950 vol 482 c1136
10. Mr. John Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what public funds are allocated by the Government of North Rhodesia for the purposes of soil conservation in European areas and for soil conservation and development of cooperatives in African areas, respectively.

Mr. J. Griffiths

I will ask the Governor of Northern Rhodesia for this information and will communicate with my hon. Friend when the reply is received.

Mr. Hynd

Does my right hon. Friend know whether the African Farming Improvement Fund is being used at all for the purpose of soil conservation in the European areas?

Mr. Griffiths

I do not think that that arises out of the Question. If my hon. Friend will put it down, I will certainly be very glad to answer it.

Mr. Baldwin

Will the right hon. Gentleman find out what proportions of these public funds is met by the European and the African populations respectively?

Mr. Griffiths

I will seek that information.