§ 11. Mr. AMMON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, with regard to Legislative Ordinance No. 52 of Ruanda-Urundi (which is mandated territory under the League of Nations) conferring power upon the residents in their respective spheres of jurisdiction to compel natives to perform work in connection with plantations and undertakings for profit under fear of punishment, or penal servitude, or fines for negligence, he will say whether approach has vet been made by the Permanent Mandates Commission, through the Belgian Government, for information regarding the ordinance?
An explanation of the Regulations is given in the Annual Report issued by the Belgian Government; on the administration of Rwanda-Urundi during the year 1925. I am informed by the Belgian Government that, while the Mandates Commission asked for certain supplementary information on the subject, they did not offer the least criticism of the Regulations in their Report to the Council.