HC Deb 19 June 1958 vol 589 c1305
35. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state the amount of profits from the municipal sales of liquor to Africans in the Copper-belt during the last five years; and how many community centres have been built with money from that source.

Mr. Profumo

I am consulting the Governor and will circulate the information when received in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Johnson

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that last week he told me that he was cutting back African education on the Copperbelt because of the loss of tax from European copper mines? Is not this a glorious chance to increase African education by means of the Africans' own money through their own beer shops?

Mr. Profumo

I am consulting the Governor.