HC Deb 01 December 1949 vol 470 cc107-8W
30. Mr. Wilkes

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what was the number of South African officials within the Administrations of the protectorates of Bechuanaland, Swaziland and Basutoland, respectively, in January, 1938, and 1948, and September, 1949, respectively.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

At the beginning of 1949 the numbers of Europeans, of all grades, on the staff of the High Commission Territories, who were recruited from the Union of South Africa, were as follow: Basutoland, 159; Bechuanaland Protectorate, 197; Swaziland, 139. 1 regret that I have not figures for the particular dates mentioned in the Question.