HC Deb 25 November 1936 vol 318 cc414-5
37. Mr. McGHEE

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will inform the House of the reasons for the recent investigation into the conduct of certain high officials in Nyasaland; and whether, before coming to a decision, he will give information to the House on the subject?


In August, 1935, the Governor of Nyasaland appointed a commission to investigate all gold transactions in the Treasury and to inquire into rumours reflecting upon the conduct of certain Government officials. Their report found that the rumours were distorted and exaggerated, and that there had been no impropriety. I have already authorised the Governor to make a public statement in Nyasaland that no useful purpose would be served by the publication of the report or by further public discussion of the matter.