HC Deb 22 April 1914 vol 61 cc904-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the evidence of Mr. Rodwell before the British East Africa Commission on Native Labour, stating that the labour recruited for the coast was entrained in a manner which, if applied to the trucking of sheep, would be considered cruelty to animals; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this condition of affairs?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

Yes, Sir, and I notice that in Section 105 of their Report the Committee recommend that steps should be taken to place matters on a better basis. The Governor states that he is looking into the matter with the general manager of the railway and will report further.