Roadways

Oral Answers to Questions — Togoland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West 12:00 am, 26th October 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the poor roads in Togoland, what developments are taking place in respect of the provision of better roadways.

Mr. Creech Jones:

My hon. Friend will find details of the road development work and programme on pages 99 to 101 of the Report by His Majesty's Government to the United Nations on the Administration of Togoland for 1948.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the fact still remains that these roads, which were mainly constructed by the chiefs, are extremely poor, and is any further attempt to be made to improve the roads in this neighbourhood in view of the amount of revenue derived from these people?

Mr. Creech Jones:

The revenue derived from the territory is some £360,000, but the Gold Coast spends about £625,000.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Is it not true that a good deal of the traffic in the Gold Coast is from Togoland?

Mr. Creech Jones:

No, Sir.