§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether the Mabira Forest Concession in any way nullifies Sir Harry Johnston's assurance to the natives that they would not be dispossessed of their lands and property; and what measures have been taken to prevent the spread of sleeping sickness, in view of the fact that a considerable area of the concession is within the sphere of influence of the tsetse.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The rights of natives guaranteed by the Uganda Agreement are fully safeguarded by the provisions of the lease to the company, a copy of which can be inspected at the Colonial Office. The Secretary of State has not been informed that sleeping sickness exists in the forest; but we have not yet succeeded in discovering effective precautions against it.