§ 38. Sir L. Plummer
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the land, stated by the Secretary for Lands and Mines for the Protectorate of Nyasaland to be available as freehold for industrial purposes although not privately owned, is African Trust Land; and if he will inform the House whenever he uses his powers under Section 7 (1) (b) of the Nyasaland Protectorate (African Trust Land) Order in Council, 1950, to grant a lease or right of occupancy of African Trust Land to a person other than an African.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The Secretary for Lands and Mines did not have African Trust Land in mind when he made the statement attributed to him, and I am still considering with the Governor the terms on which land should be made available for industrial purposes in Nyasaland. As regards the second part of the Question, the powers to which the hon. Member refers have never been exercised, and I would willingly inform the House if I began to use them.