§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any steps have been taken to remedy the grievances of the white settlers in British East Africa in regard to the native labour question.
§ COLONEL SEELY
The Secretary of State must not be understood to accept the word "grievances" in the Question on the Paper. The Government of the Protectorate is bound to exercise supervision over the conditions of native labour, and my noble friend will do nothing to diminish the effectiveness of such supervision. The Governor has, however, appointed a temporary Board, consisting of representatives of the Government and the settlers, to consider the terms on which labour will be recruited by the Government, and to 1391 inquire into the conditions of the labour supply.