HC Deb 21 May 1900 vol 83 c732

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if due attention will be paid in Ceylon to the plumbago curing sheds, and to the trouble and disease they confer when improperly supervised, as reported from Colombo; if Sir West Ridgeway will be asked to explain how Mr. Price has transferred his responsibility upon Mr. Charles Pareira; and if he will take stops to remedy the alleged evil.


The subject referred to by the hon. Member has been under my consideration for some months, and I will call the further attention of the Governor of Ceylon to it. I have no information as to the point raised in the latter part of the question.