§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any official information showing that slave raiding is still carried on in the British Protectorate of Northern Nigeria; and, if so, what steps have been or will be taken with a view to put a stop to this practice.
MR. BRODRICK—(for Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN)
Slave raiding in Northern Nigeria, as the official Reports show, is disappearing pari passu with the establishment of British authority, but in the very large area with which the High Commissioner and his officials have to deal it would be impossible to say at the present time that it is entirely a thing of the past. All that can be said is that it is being steadily and progressively extinguished.