HC Deb 08 September 1909 vol 10 cc1290-1

asked the Under-Secretary of State far the Colonies whether the power of deporting mischievous persons who disturb, or are likely to disturb, the public peace and tranquillity was exercised by our predecessors in power in Nyassaland; and whether, since the discreet exercise of this power by the present Administration is highly appreciated by those who are interested in the good government of the Protectorate, the Secretary of State will consider the advisability of abstaining from any interference on behalf of the missionary, Kamwana?

Colonel SEELY

A power of this kind was given by Section 25 of the British Central Africa Order in Council of the 11th August, 1902, which was passed when the Protectorate was under the administration of the Foreign Office. With regard to the second part of my hon. Friend's question, the Secretary of State does not propose to interfere with the action which has been taken by the Governor of Nyassaland in this matter.