§ 16. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government will make friendly representations to the Liberian Govern- 1170 ment to the effect that risk to the health and prosperity of British possessions in the vicinity of Liberia, as well as to Liberia itself, is involved in the export of coolies to St. Thome and Principe, wherein sleeping sickness is believed to prevail?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Acland)
Sleeping sickness is not believed to prevail at San Thome and, as the hon. Member was informed on 1st January, I have no reason to believe that Liberian natives are being recruited for Principe.