HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 c83W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what facilities are available in Barotseland, Northern Rhodesia, to enable Africans to purchase books; and what proposals are being considered by the Governments of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland for travelling libraries and other means of encouraging self-education amongst Africans.

Mr. Profumo

Both Governments maintain organisations for the supply of books to the general African public. I have asked the Governors for further information about the Barotseland Protectorate and about any proposals which may be under consideration, and I will write to the hon. Member when it is received.