§ SIR C. HILL (Shrewsbury)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what number of slaves have claimed their freedom in the coast strip of the East Africa Protectorate since the issue of the Abolition of the Legal Status of Slavery Ordinance, 1907; what amount of compensation has been awarded to their masters; whether any compensation has been awarded to slaves under Clause 12 of the Ordinance; and, if so, how much.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
No report has yet been received from the Governor on the working of the Ordinance, but he will be asked to give the desired information, which will then be communicated to the hon. Member.