§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has received any remonstrances or complaints from individuals or associations regarding the terms on which 5,000 acres are held of the natives near Ibadan; if he is aware that the natives object to parting with their land; and if he will cause the fullest inquiry to be made before bringing any pressure to bear on the native chiefs to compel them to part with their land.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. LYTTELTON, Warwick and Leamington)
No such complaint or remonstrance has been addressed to me, and I should not countenance any such pressure as the hon. Member refers to being put upon the native chiefs.