§ MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the ex-soldiers of the Hausa, Lagos, West Africa, have now been evicted from their location; and whether the compensation promised has been paid, and, if not when it is proposed to pay it.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
It is understood that the removal of the inhabitants of the quarter known as the "Hausa Lines" has been carried out. The compensation was payable one month after the publication of the awards in the Gazette; and, as this publication was made on the 9th of 657 January, it may be assumed that the compensation has been paid. Inquiry is being made by telegraph as to the amounts of compensation which have been paid and the persons compensated.