HC Deb 19 February 1963 vol 672 c36W
86. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress is being made in relation to the transfer of Francistown to the Bechuanaland Government; and when the transfer is likely to be completed.

Mr. Fisher

There are no plans to transfer Francistown to the Bechuanaland Government. Local government is already in the hands of the Francistown and Tati Town township authorities, both of which are largely elected bodies. All land in the Francistown township is privately owned.