83. Captain Duncan
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any estimate has been received from the Government of Mauritius of the cost of eliminating malaria, for which plans are stated to be already far advanced; and whether it will be possible to make a start on the work in advance of the report of the anti-malarial engineer for whose appointment provision has already been approved under the Colonial Welfare and Development Act.
§ Colonel Stanley
A scheme is now under consideration for the control of malaria in Mauritius, involving capital expenditure estimated to amount to £1,500,000. Anti-malarial work is already being carried out in the Island, and the scheme, which embodies the recommendations of the anti-malarial engineer referred to in the second part of the Question, provides for a considerable expansion of that work.