§ 21. Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that members of the Masai tribe in Kenya have been mauled and wounded by lions because they have been deprived of their fighting spears; and if he will reconsider this decision?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
I informed the hon. Member for Woolwich (Mr. Snell), in reply to a question on the 14th November, that I had no reason to suppose that this exercise of authority in respect of one of the Masai tribes had led to the consequences suggested, but 1854 if the hon. Member can supply me with specific instances I will cause the necessary inquiries to be made of the Governor.
Will the hon. Gentleman make representations to the Foreign Office so that they may draw the attention of the Preparatory Commission at Geneva to the unfortunate facts alleged in this question?