§ MR. JAMES O'KELLY
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the population of Uganda has decreased in recent years from some 6,000,000 to about 2,500,000, and to what causes this depopulation is to be attributed.
§ * MR. CHURCHILL
There are no. statistics at the disposal of His Majesty's Government to prove to what extent the native population of Uganda has increased or decreased in recent years, but it is known that the sleeping sickness epidemic has been the cause of a very heavy mortality in certain districts.