SIR GILBERT PARKER
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies when a legislative council is to be given to British East Africa; whether a white police are to be organised, and of what kind; and what precautions are being taken meanwhile to protect the lives and property of Europeans.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The Secretary of State cannot at present name a date for the establishment of the proposed legislative council. A small force of white police is being recruited locally, but rather in order to obviate the necessity for European offenders being arrested by the native police than with a view of protecting the lives and property of Europeans which are not believed to be in any danger, sufficient protection being afforded by the native police and the King's African Rifles.