HC Deb 09 March 1955 vol 538 c410
7. Mr. Braine

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will indicate what steps have been taken in recent years in each of the African Territories to develop rural water supplies.

Mr. Hopkinson

I am obtaining detailed information from all African Territories, and willsend my hon. Friend a full report shortly.

Mr. Alport

Is my right hon. Friend aware of the great success which has attended the experiment, undertaken in the Southern Province of Tanganyika, in associating Africans, on a co-operative basis, with the provision of a public water supply, and whether this principle can be extended to other territories?

Mr. Hopkinson

My right hon. Friend has noted that very successful experiment, and he will certainly bear the point in mind.