§ 2. Sir EDWIN CORNWALL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs which of the German colonies, other than those under the Colonial Office or the Governments of the Dominions, have been entirely taken over by the Allies; and which Power is responsible for the administration in each case.?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
The Caroline and Marshall Islands in the Pacific, with the exception of the Island of Nauru, are being administered by the Japanese Government, as is also the district of KiauChau in China.
§ 83. Sir E. CORNWALL
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state the names and the extent of the German colonies being administered either by his Department or by the Governments of the Dominions; and who is responsible for administration in each case?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Bonar Law)
To the information given in the Prime Minister's reply to the hon. Member's question of 10th January last, and my reply to the question asked on 7th March by the hon. Member for West Islington, I can only add that a portion of the Cameroons (about 35,000 square miles) is being administered by the Government of Nigeria.
§ 84. Mr. FERENS
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state if the General Officer Commanding the Expeditionary Force in the Cameroons has issued an Order prohibiting the importation of trade spirits into that area; how long the Order is to remain in force; and whether, with a view of preventing the smuggling of spirits over the border from Nigeria, he will advise the Governor of Nigeria to make a similar rule for that portion of Southern Nigeria east of the Cross River which borders on the Cameroons?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The British sphere in the Cameroons is now being administered by the Governor—General of Nigeria, and a duty of about 13s. 7d. a gallon is now chargeable on trade spirits imported at a strength of 50 degrees, with a higher rate on stronger spirits. This duty is very much higher than elsewhere on the West Coast of Africa. As regards the prevention of smuggling, the Governor—General of Nigeria may be trusted to make adequate arrangements.