§ MR. MACKARNESS (Berkshire, Newbury)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Portuguese authorities for South-east Africa have declined to give the same facilities for recruiting native labour in their territories to the Robinson group of mines as are given to the Native Labour Association; and, if so, what stops His Majesty's Government are taking in the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) Unexpected delays of a renewed and protracted character have arisen in the settlement of this matter. But His Majesty's Government is now communicating directly with the Portuguese Government with a view to securing for the Robinson group of mines the necessary facilities.