HC Deb 27 May 1908 vol 189 c1093
MR. WEDGWOOD (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, and, if so, when, he will lay before the House the Report by Sir Percy Girouard on the tenure and taxation of land values in Northern Nigeria.


The questions dealt with in the Report have been referred to a Committee, under the Chairmanship of Sir Kenelm Digby, which has been specially constituted for the purpose. It is the intention of the Secretary of State to lay before Parliament the recommendations of the Committee, together with Sir Percy Girouard's Report, but it is not possible at present to say when this will be done.


May I ask whether it comes within the terms of reference to this Committee to deal with the system of land tenure and taxation in other West Coast Colonies?


I do not know; I will inquire.