§ MR. CORRIE GRANT (Warwickshire, Rugby)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will arrange for the distribution of White Paper Cd. 4538 among the head-teachers of our schools and the leaders of our different sects.
§ THE UNDER - SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (COLONEL SEELY,) Liverpool, Abercromby
I share my hon. friend's desire that the Paper to which he refers should have as wide a circulation as possible since it contains a fine record of the united labours of Government officials and Roman Catholic and Church of England clergymen in relieving the distress caused by the recent famine in a part of the Uganda Protectorate. But I fear that the gratuitous distribution of the Paper in the manner which my hon. friend suggests would prove an inconvenient and expensive precedent.
§ MR. CORRIE GRANT
May I ask if the cause of the famine was the existence of enormous herds of wild beasts in the Protectorate?