HC Deb 26 February 1920 vol 125 cc1890-1
23. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonics whether his attention has been called to the memorandum by the bishops of Mombasa and Uganda on Colonel Ainsworth's labour circular, published in November last year and whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to allow native labour to be forcibly recruited by native chiefs in British East Africa under the stimulus of British officials?

Lieut.-Colonel AMERY

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave yesterday to the questions of the Noble Lord the Member for South Nottingham.


Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman lay the circular issued by Colonel Ainsworth, so that we can see what it contains?

Lieut.-Colonel AMERY

I have not yet seen an official copy of the circular, but on hearing reference to it some time ago I wrote to the Governor, and when I receive the circular, with his views, and have ascertained how the matter has been carried out, I will certainly consider the question whether the whole correspondence should be laid on the table of the House.