Oral Answers to Questions — East Africa (Road Works).

– in the House of Commons on 15th July 1942.

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Mr. Creech Jones:

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any considerable road programme is in execution, or being contemplated, in the East African dependencies?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Numerous and substantial road works are at present being earned out in various parts of East Africa.

Mr. Creech Jones:

Will my right hon. Friend consider whether a real programme of work can be put in hand, in view of the desperate need in East Africa, particularly now when there is a large reservoir of labour available through the Italian prisoners?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

My reply was purposely somewhat evasive. There are subjects on which it is wise to be specific and subjects—and this is one—on which at the moment it is wise not to be too specific.