HC Deb 05 March 1896 vol 38 c238

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to an article in the Bechuanaland News of the 11th January 1896, wherein it appears that Khama had withdrawn the restriction on the manufacture of Kafir beer, that drinking had subsequently prevailed to a deplorable extent, occasioning delays to traffic and inconvenience to the public; and whether Her Majesty's Government will take steps to reimpose the restriction on the manufacture of native beer, and thus prevent the scenes described in the Bechuanaland News.


I propose to call for a Report on the subject referred to in the hon. Member's Question, but until that Report is received I cannot pledge myself as to the action, if any, which I may take.