HC Deb 04 April 1927 vol 204 cc1668-9
22. Mr. AMMON

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the Report of the Labour Committee appointed by the Congress of the Rhodesia Agricultural Union, and signed by certain members of the Legislative Council; whether he has any information as to the nature of the dispute between the missionaries and the Government; and what action is it pro posed to take?


I have seen the Report in the Rhodesian Press, but I have no other information on the subject, and it would be for the Government of Southern Rhodesia to initiate any action in regard to it. I do not gather from the Report that there has been any specific dispute between missionaries and the Government, though in one passage of the Report it is suggested that missionaries should avoid creating an impression in the native mind that they impugn the administrative authority of the Government.