HC Deb 06 May 1908 vol 188 c239
MR. BECK (Cambridgeshire, Wisbech)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that two out of the three unofficial members of the Legislative Council of the British East African Protectorate have been suspended owing to the attitude taken up by them upon a matter of vital importance to the community they represent, and also bearing in mind that the third unofficial member is somewhat closely connected with the Government of the Protectorate, he will inform the House as to any steps His Majesty's Government may intend to take to ensure the more adequate representation of the taxpayers in British East Africa.


The question of the suspension of the two members to whom the hon. Member refers has not been finally settled, as the Secretary of State was waiting for despatches by post which have only just been received. There are, however, two other unofficial members and the appointment of a fifth is under consideration, and my hon. friend may rest assured that no time will be lost in, coming to a decision.