HC Deb 15 July 1920 vol 131 cc2575-6
54. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will state what are the general features of the land revenue system for Mesopotamia in force under the Turkish Government before the War which have been maintained?


I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on the 12th July to the hon. and gallant Member for Seaham. I am afraid that it is impossible to deal adequately with the subject in the Course of a reply to a question. I hope that hon. Members will be content to wait until a decision can be reached as to the publication of a general report.

Colonel Wedgwood

Have any steps been taken to prevent the importation into Mesopotamia of the Zemindar system which has done so much harm in Bengal?

Mr. Bonar Law

There is no intention, as far as I know, of introducing that system.

Colonel Wedgwood

Or of the creation of landlords?

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