HC Deb 17 December 1959 vol 615 c1630
17. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will place in the Library a copy of the interim report. published on 26th October, of the survey into the health of African communities living in the Luapula Province of Northern Rhodesia.

Mr. J. Amery

I am consulting the Governor and will write to the hon. Member.

Mrs. Castle

I am not at all clear. Is the hon. Gentleman telling us that he will write to the Governor to obtain a copy and will put it in the Library? Surely this is a request to which the Governor must accede if the request is made by the Under-Secretary? Is it not a fact that this interim report shows that bilharzia, malaria and hookworm are endemic to this area, and that it is the responsibility of this House to see that appropriate action is taken? Will the hon. Gentleman give a categorical assurance that this Report, with which the territorial Government of Northern Rhodesia is associated, will be placed in the Library of the House?

Mr. Amery

All I am saying is that I have not got a copy in my hands. I am consulting the Governor in order to get a copy and I am awaiting any comments that he may wish to make.

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