§ Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that the roads of north Nigeria are inadequate for present-day needs of commerce and industry in that region; and if he will state what mileage of roads were tarred in 1953, 1954, and 1955, respectively, and what schemes are planned for 1956.
§ Mr. Hare
Yes. 68 miles were tarred in 1953, 162 miles in 1954 and 186 miles in 1955. It is proposed to tar 445 miles in 1956. In addition over £2 million has been provided by the Federal and Northern Regional Governments for major construction, reconstruction and improvements in the financial year 1956–57.208W
in the Federation of Malaya in the years 1951–1955 to Malays and non-Malays, respectively.