HC Deb 23 July 1913 vol 55 c2023

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Sapele chiefs leased a piece of land to His Majesty's Government for ninety-nine years from 1908 at a rent of £100 a year, and that the provincial commissioner is now pressing these chiefs to surrender the freehold for the sum of £1,000; and whether he will advise the Governor of Southern Nigeria to secure the postponement of the matter until after the publication of the Report of the departmental committee now sitting upon land tenure in West Africa?


I have no information on this subject, but will ask for a report.