HC Deb 30 June 1927 vol 208 c572

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?


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.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say what bearing that has on the times in which we live?

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