§ Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) what steps he is taking to increase the water supplies of the Somaliland Protectorate;
(2) how many towns in the Somaliland Protectorate possess a piped water supply; and what action he is taking to improve this situation.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The Governor of the Somaliland Protectorate and I attach very great importance to the improvement of water supplies, and extensive plans for improving both rural and urban supplies are at present under consideration. I have asked the Governor for a full and detailed report on these plans and developments, including those for piped water supplies in towns, and I will send a copy of that report to the hon. Member.