§ 75. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the nature of the charge brought against Mr. Wallace Johnson before the police magistrate of Sierra Leone and the result of the case?
§ 76. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the quantity and market value of the gold blocks purchased from a Mr. C. A. Gabbidon by the Sierra Leone Government, and the amount actually paid to him; whether an agreement was made and who were the signatories; what was the criminal charge made against Mr. Gabbidon and the result of the case; why the gold was not returned after the disposal of the case; and whether the parties to the agreement were, or are, in possession of the prescribed licence?
Detailed information about the transaction referred to is not immediately available, but I am asking the Governor for a report.
§ Mr. Sorensen
When is the right hon. Gentleman likely to have information on this matter and on that referred to in the previous question?
I have some information on this matter, but it is incomplete, and a good deal of it is unofficial. I am asking the Governor for a full report on both matters, and, as soon as he can let me have it, I will communicate with the hon. Member.
§ Mr. Sorensen
If I put a question down a week hence, will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give me an answer?
I hardly think a week would be long enough. Perhaps I might keep in touch with the hon. Member on the matter, and I will let him know when the information is available.