HC Deb 31 March 1949 vol 463 cc134-5W
73. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether it is proposed to develop further the Lake Ngami area in Bechuanaland as a settlement area for the Hereros in Bechuanaland and for local tribes.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The Lake Ngami area is already intensively used by the Hereros and by the other tribes of Ngamiland, and there are no immediate plans for further development. If such plans were carried out, they would, of course, have to be for the benefit of Ngamiland as a whole; they could only be carried out if communications were improved.