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High Commission Territories

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Commonwealth Relations – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th May 1957.

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Photo of Mr Fenner Brockway Mr Fenner Brockway , Eton and Slough 12:00 am, 9th May 1957

Then is it not a scandal, in view of the fact that in Basutoland there are only three miles of tarred roads and only one mile of railway, and that there are being discovered there uranium and thorium which ought to be developed in order to raise the standard of life of the people rather than the profits of private companies? When is the Colonial Development Corporation going to do something about it?