HC Deb 09 February 1955 vol 536 c218W
80. Mr. T. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what policy has been evolved by the Committee of both Houses of the Legislature of Mauritius for dealing with its over-population problem; and if he will see that similar committees are set up in other colonies to deal with this question.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Mauritius Committee will shortly be drafting its Report. The appointment of similar committees elsewhere would be a matter for local decision. As the hon. Member is aware, problems of population have been considered by the East African Royal Commission and there have been local committees in Bermuda and Barbados.