HC Deb 12 December 1927 vol 211 cc1845-6

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Act authorising the indenture of Native juveniles in Southern Rhodesia includes no minimum age for juveniles who may be indentured; and will His Majesty's Government bear this fact in mind in considering the matter?


The Attorney-General of Southern Rhodesia stated in the course of the Debate in the Legislative Assembly on the Native Juveniles Employment Bill, that he did not anticipate that children younger than eight or nine years of age would be engaged to perform a contract of any sort. Inquiry will, however, be made of the Southern Rhodesia Government as to their precise intentions in the matter.