HC Deb 11 November 1936 vol 317 c851
20. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the fact that during the past few months German nationals halze been arriving in British and Portuguese colonies in East and West Africa, in large numbers; and whether there is any obligation on Great Britain to protect the integrity of Portuguese possessions in Africa to-day, in addition to those under our own administration.


I have seen a report to this effect in one newspaper but, so far as British Dependencies in East and West Africa are concerned, I believe the report to be incorrect. The second part of the question should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.


Does the right hon. Gentleman have any record of the different nationalities going into East Africa, and does he know for a fact whether the suggestion in the question is correct?


The most recent figures give the definite information as to the number of people of different nationalities entering all our territories, and this statement in one newspaper is not borne out by our information.