HC Deb 07 December 1938 vol 342 c1175
68. Mr. Lunn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the disintegration of family and tribal life which results from the emigration of Nyasaland natives for labour purposes, as described by Sir Robert Bell in his recent report, he will consider bringing all contract labour in Nyasaland into harmony with the International Labour Office draft convention?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The international convention dealing with the recruitment of indigenous workers will shortly be ratified by His Majesty's Government, and arrangements have already been made for its provisions to be applied without modification to the recruiting of indigenous workers in the Nyasaland Protectorate.