§ MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Lake Province of British Central Africa will now be placed upon the same footing as regards labour recruitment as the southern provinces of the protectorate.
(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) The Secretary of State is not aware of any reason for removing the safeguards prescribed by ordinance for the employment of labourers from the Lake Province, who require more careful handling than those of the rest of the British Central Africa protectorate; but he is prepared to ask the Commissioner for his views on the subject, if the hon. Member presses the matter.