§ 100. Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations why the Development Plan for Basutoland 181W makes provision for only five African medical officers at present, in view of the need for doctors and the prospect of eventual replacement of Europeans by African doctors in Government service.
§ Mr. Gordon-Walker
The Basutoland Development Plan provides for the expansion of medical services which is at present thought to be practicable in view of the limited sums available under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, and of the need for expenditure on other projects. The training of Africans as doctors is an essential part of the scheme.