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South Africa (Development Schemes)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what arrangements exist for the interchange of information and expert personnel between the Union of South Africa and the High Commission Territories; and whether there are any plans for development schemes in these territories, to be operated jointly with South Africa, for the improvement of agriculture, water supplies and livestock.

Close co-operation exists between the High Commission Territories and the Union of South Africa in nearly all fields of activity, and Union technical advisers are readily made available by the Union Government to visit the territories to give advice. Facilities at the Union Research Institutes are at the disposal of the territories, and the Administrations of the territories have representatives on various Union control boards. There are no special joint schemes of the kind referred to in the second part of the Question