§ MR. REES
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that it has proved necessary to cease recruiting from British Central Africa for the Transvaal mines owing to excessive mortality among the emigrants, and in view of the fact that British Central African labour is wanted for British Central Africa, the Colonial Office will consider the advisability of revoking the permission granted to recruit in the Protectorate.
(Answered, by Mr. Churchill.) The question of recruiting from British Central Africa has for some time received careful consideration, and the Secretary of State has decided that, unless the mortality returns for the year ending the 30th June next show a marked improvement, recruiting from the Protectorate must cease.