HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 cc1293-4
41. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any statement to make with reference to the speech of Sir Mark Young, Governor of Tanganyika, at Dar-es-Salaam, on 24th May, to the effect that it had been hoped that a more clear and precise statement could have been made regarding the future of the territory, but that there was now no doubt as to the will of the British people that Tanganyika territory should remain within the confines of the British Empire under the sovereignty of the King; and whether, in view of the terms of the mandate from the League of Nations, it is proposed to follow this policy?

The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Sir Thomas Inskip)

My right hon. Friend has seen a newspaper report of the speech in question. As regards the question of the future of Tanganyika, I have nothing to add to the statement which he made in this House on 7th December last.

Mr. Mander

May I ask whether it is accurate to describe territory held under a mandate as being under the sovereignty of the King?

Sir T. Inskip

No doubt that was an inadvertent statement.

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