§ 19. Mr. John Arbuthnot
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can make a further statement about the anti-malarial conference to be held in East Africa; in particular, who is to be invited; what are the terms of reference; and whether a report of the recommendations will be made available to the House.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
Yes, Sir. The Conference will be held in Kampala from 27th November to 9th December under the joint auspices of the World Health Organisation and the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa south of the Sahara. I understand that over 40 persons are being invited to attend, including members of the Organisation's expert committee on malaria and other experts of international repute, and a number of malariologists nominated by the Belgian Congo, France, Portugal, Southern Rhodesia, the Union of South Africa and British colonial territories in Africa. The Conference has no set terms of reference: it will study malaria control in all its aspects. I will arrange for a copy of the official report, when published, to be placed in the Library of the House. In the meantime, I am sending the hon. Member a full list of the experts who are being invited for the Conference together with a copy of the provisional agenda.