HC Deb 23 October 1961 vol 646 c28W
Mr. Emery

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what steps are being taken to deal with tuberculosis in Basutoland.

Mr. Sandys

The Basutoland Government have accepted a generous offer from the World Health Organisation and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund of expert personnel and equipment, at a cost of about £100,000, for a tuberculosis control programme. The Basutoland Government, who will be responsible for operating the scheme, will contribute £40,000.

The immediate objective is a pilot scheme involving about 30,000 people in the lowlands, to study and develop effective methods of control which would be suitable for extension to the rest of the country.