§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that progress in the establishment of a pulp and paper industry in Nyasaland is being delayed on account of political considerations in the territory; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this situation.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
I am aware that it has been decided by the Nyika Forestry Development Syndicate not to proceed with its project in Nyasaland, but it is not my responsibility to define its reasons. As stated in my reply to the hon. and gallant Member's Question on 21st March. I have great faith in the future of Nyasaland as part of the Federation, and there are many industrial and other development projects being carried out successfully in Nyasaland, which indicates that political considerations are not having an adverse effect on development.