HC Deb 01 June 1938 vol 336 c2044
61. Mr. McEntee

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action has been taken by the Government of Uganda, as a consequence of the report on an investigation into conditions affecting unskilled labour and the supply thereof, within the Protectorate, by J. R. McD. Elliott, a district officer, and printed by the Government printer, Entebbe, 1937?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The time at Mr. Elliot's disposal was limited and it was not possible to arrange for his inquiry to be carried out during the cotton season. The Acting-Governor of Uganda, therefore, considered that, although Mr. Elliot's report supplied much useful information, it did not contain all the particulars necessary for a true appreciation of the situation in regard to unskilled labour in the Protectorate. A Committee was accordingly appointed to carry out further investigations. As I indicated in my reply to the hon. Member on 25th May, I have not yet received the recommendations of this committee, which will be received in conjunction with Mr. Elliot's report.

Mr. McEntee

When that report is received, will it be available to hon. Members?

Mr. MacDonald

I will try to arrange for a copy to be placed in the Library.