HC Deb 02 July 1923 vol 166 c6

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of African prisoners in Tabora gaol taken over from the Belgian Government when that part of Tanganyika Territory was transferred to British civilian administration; the number reprieved by the British authorities after reconsideration of their cases; the number who have served in full sentences inflicted by the Belgian courts; the number who have died while under sentence; and the number still serving sentences imposed by the Belgian courts?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

I have no information in the matter, but an inquiry will be addressed to the Governor of the Tanganyika Territory with regard to it. The transfer of Tabora from Belgian to British occupation took place early in 1917, while military operations were still in progress, and before the civil administration was organised.