HC Deb 29 March 1960 vol 620 c112W
Mr. Wade

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what current steps are being taken to guard against the repetition of the recent emergencies in Mauritius, having regard to the fact that the island lies in the pathway of storms and cyclones.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Cyclone warnings are broadcast in time to enable all possible precautionary measures to be carried out. Relief and refuge centres are established and manned, and every effort is made to minimise the extent of the damage and to undertake immediate relief and repair work. I am asking the Governor to let me know in the light of his recent experience whether improvements can be made to the standing arrangements.