§ 52. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that a distillery has recently been started in the West African Protectorate of Uganda to facilitate the sale of intoxicating liquor to the natives; and why, in view of the provisions of the Peace Treaty, this has been permitted?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
I am afraid the hon. Member is labouring under some misapprehension. As regards the first part of the question, I would point out that Uganda is in East and not in West Africa. No such distillery exists; and, even if there had been a distillery erected for such a purpose in Uganda, it would not be affected in any way by the Treaty of Versailles.
§ Mr. WALLHEAD
Can the right hon. Gentleman say what bearing that has on the times in which we live?