§ 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.
§ 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?