§ 54. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made with the strengthening of the police and administration in Nyasaland.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
Since 1st January, 1959, 56 senior ranks and 497 junior ranks have been added to the police and 13 new senior posts and 80 new junior posts have been filled in the administration.
The expansion programme provides for a further 98 senior and 719 junior ranks in the police, to be recruited by June, 1961; and for a further 23 senior and 20 junior posts in the administration to be filled by the end of this year.
Tenders have been invited for the first stage of the combined police and administrative building programme and contracts will be placed shortly. Provision of equipment, motor vehicles and radio for the police is keeping pace with the expansion.