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African Trust Land

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what freehold land for industrial undertakings is now to be allocated by the Nyasaland Government; and what proportion of this is African trust land, or land that has just been, or will be declared public land, although previously African trust land.

My right hon. Friend is in discussion with the Acting Governor on the matter raised in the first part of the Question. The second part does not, therefore, arise, but I must make it clear that African trust land is only declared public land for public purposes and after consulting the Native Authority.