SIR GILBERT PARKER
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if the negotiations proceeding with Portugal as to recruiting natives in Portuguese East Africa are confined to providing facilities for the Robinson group of mines; and whether the correspondence with Lord Selborne asking for such facilities to be extended to other groups of mines, if granted at all, will be laid at once.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The hon. Member will have seen from the full statement made by my noble friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies in another place on Monday last† that the negotiations are for the present and pending an inquiry confined to providing facilities for the Robinson group and that he stated that he could not lay Papers at present.