HC Deb 14 March 1917 vol 91 cc1071-2
28. Mr. WATT

asked whether Sir Harry Johnston, formerly British representative in Uganda, offered his services and such influence as he possessed in Africa to the Government at the beginning of the War; if so, was any advantage taken of this offer; did this public servant at a later date offer suggestions as to the best method of driving the Germans out of East Africa; and was his letter making the offer never even acknowledged?


I regret that there is no trace at the War Office of such offer or suggestions having been received.


Is the hon. Member aware that Sir Harry Johnston has stated this publicly?


I am not aware of that, but I will have inquiries made.