HC Deb 19 May 1924 vol 173 cc1821-2
32. Lieut.-Colonel MEYLER

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the lands of the Barotse and other tribes of Northern Rhodesia have been surveyed and clearly delimited; and, if not, whether it is proposed to undertake such survey in the near future?

Mr. Thomas

I am aware, no such surveys have been carried out except in connection with the international boundary of the territory, and I doubt whether a general delimitation of tribal lands based on a survey is practicable or necessary. I will, however, ask the Governor for a report on the subject.


When my right hon. Friend addresses the Governor on the subject, will he take up the general question of the survey of Northern Rhodesia, which is in a most chaotic state? There has never been a proper survey made.


I am asking for a full report.

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