HC Deb 07 December 1938 vol 342 cc1175-6
69. Mr. Leslie

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state the proposals of the committee of inquiry into the labour situation in the Uganda Protectorate with regard to the encouragement of a class of workers exclusively dependent on wages?

Mr. M. MacDonald

It is not possible to summarise the committee's recommendations within the limits of a Parliamentary answer: but a copy of the report has been placed in the Library of the House. Briefly, the committee's view is that a regular wage-earning class cannot be established until the remuneration offered is sufficiently attractive to compete with the income which the ordinary peasant can obtain by growing crops on his homestead.