HC Deb 02 July 1941 vol 372 c1340
36. Mr. Dobbie

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of railway employés injured and killed on the railways in Nigeria whilst at duty in the years 1938, 1939 and 1940; in how many instances compensation has been paid for accidents and deaths due to accidents in these years on the same railways; and the individual amount for each case?

Mr. George Hall

The information desired by my hon. Friend is not yet all available at the Colonial Office. The Governor is being asked to supply it, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as a reply has been received.

Mr. Dobbie

In view of the difficulty experienced by the trade unions in obtaining information on such matters, will the Minister take the necessary steps to have recognition extended to the union so that they may have information of this character on the spot?

Mr. Hall

That is another question, but I will certainly inquire into it.