HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 c301W
107. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what arrangements are being made to provide the 15,000 Hereros now in the Bechuanaland Protectorate with land of their own, as it now appears that the administration of Bechuanaland is not proposing to press for their return to South West Africa.

Mr. Gordon-Walker

Members of the Herero tribe have lived in the Bechuanaland Protectorate for many years and no difficulty as regards their accommodation appears hitherto to have arisen. I know of no reason why fresh arrangements should be required, but I will consult the High Commissioner in the matter and will communicate with my hon. Friend on receipt of his reply.