34. Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is yet in a position to state what action is to be taken on the Report of the British East African Protectorate Native Labour Commission?
No, Sir; I am still awaiting detailed recommendations from the Governor on various points. In any case I do not think that a complicated matter of this kind can be satisfactorily dealt with by question and answer, and I propose to lay Papers in due course showing what action has been taken. It will probably be some little time before I am in a position to do this, but in the meantime I am dealing with the Report as far as possible, especially with that portion of it which relates to the improvement of the health conditions under which native labour is at present employed.
Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
Will the right hon. Gentleman promise that, if possible, the Papers shall be laid before the Colonial Office Vote is taken?
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD
Will the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that no steps will be taken, before the Papers are laid, to deprive any of the natives of their land?