HC Deb 07 May 1936 vol 311 cc1874-5
50. Mr. H. G. WILLIAMS

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is in a position to make any statement on the migration of natives from Nyasaland to undertake work in the mines in Southern Rhodesia and in the Union of South Africa; and whether the system under which this migration takes place is regulated in accordance with the customary British practice of trusteeship of native races?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. J. H. Thomas)

The migration of native labour from Nyasaland is not at present subject to any effective control. The matter has recently formed the subject of investigation by a local committee, whose report is being considered by the Governor in consultation with neighbouring Governments. He will furnish me with his recommendations as soon as he is in a position to do so. In the meantime, I am not able to make any statement in the matter.


Would my right hon. Friend be good enough to let me know when I may put down further questions?


Immediately I get the report I will let the hon. Member know.

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