§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty's Government is now considering proposals put forward by the British South Africa Company for the collection and regulation of Native labour in Rhodesia; and, whether these proposals, or the suggested ordinances based on them, will be laid before Parliament before they are finally adopted.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Chamberlain.) His Majesty's Government are in correspondence with the British South Africa Company in regard to the matter. I am not prepared to give such a pledge. Certain papers relating to the Question of Native labour in Southern Rhodesia will be published directly.