HC Deb 22 February 1926 vol 192 cc14-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the disclosures made in the American report of Dr. Ross upon the methods of recruiting natives in Portuguese East Africa; whether this evidence is supported by British official and unofficial testimony; and, whether in these circumstances, he is prepared to make representations to the Governor of Kenya Colony that, before allowing the recuitment of Portuguese natives under indenture for Kenya Colony, he should satisffy himself that such labour is being recruited without the abuses that have been disclosed?


I have read Dr. Ross's report, which embodies the evidence of various Europeans. I cannot say whether his conclusions are supported by British official testimony. In the circumstances, I can do no more than call the attention of the Governor of Kenya to the point raised by the hon. Member.

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