27. Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the conditions and hours of employment of white labour in certain of the mining establishments in the copper belt in Northern Rhodesia; and whether the terms of inquiry by Major Orde-Browne can be expanded so as to include the conditions of white as well as black and coloured labour?
§ Mr. Ormsby-Gore
No special question relating to the conditions of employment of Europeans in the Northern Rhodesia copper mines has recently been brought to my notice. As regards the second part of the question, Major Orde-Browne has no specialised knowledge of white labour problems, and it is not contemplated that these should be included within the terms of his inquiry.