HC Deb 07 May 1914 vol 62 cc424-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the evidence given by Mr. Hilton before the Native Labour Commission in East Africa to the effect that the poll tax on Natives should be increased; that this would provide a sufficient supply of labour; and that the money could be utilised for the general uplifting of the Natives; whether this evidence accords with the views of the Colonial Office; and whether any such steps are to be taken to uplift the Natives?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for West Leeds on the 25th April.