HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 c207W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations what measures are being taken to facilitate the establishment of holdings for African farmers in Swaziland when irrigation becomes available from the Vaal Dam.

Mr. R. Thompson

I think the hon. Member is under some misapprehension. The Vaal Dam, which is situated 200 miles from Swaziland, has been in existence for a number of years, provides no irrigation for Swaziland, and is unlikely to do so.