§ 79. Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the very high unemployment and very low wages in Mauritius industry as shown by the Luce Report; and what action he proposes taking to implement the findings of this Report.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Yes. The Mauritius Government have issued a statement on Mr. Luce's Report and I will place copies of this in the Library when they are received. Some of the implications of Mr. Luce's Report are far-reaching and varied, but they are receiving the urgent attention of the Mauritius Government. The Five-Year Development Plan, of which copies have been placed in the Library, includes capital works and the development of new industries which will provide extensive work for the unemployed.