HC Deb 15 November 1926 vol 199 cc1517-8

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Blantyre Resident has issued a circular to landowners calling upon them to assist him by telling the natives to pay up their tax at once; and whether, before issuing this circular, any approval was sought from the. Secretary of State?


The answer is in the negative. It is no doubt sometimes necessary in Nyasaland, as in this country, to make urgent demands for the payment of arrears of taxes, and the terms of the question do not imply that any abuse has occurred.