HC Deb 21 March 1927 vol 204 cc10-1
18. Mr. W. BAKER

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is in a position to state the effect of Ordinance No. 19 of 1925, and to supply comparative figures showing any im- provement which may have taken place in the death rate of mine workers on the Gold Coast since the ordinance was introduced?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)

I am not yet in a position to supply the hon. Member with comparative figures, since the latest information available to me relates to the period from 1st April, 1925, to 31st March, 1926, while the new ordinance to which the hon. Member refers did not come into force until January, 1926.