§ 31. Sir Leonard Lyle
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will cause regulations to be introduced to debar Germans from acquiring commercial or agricultural interests in any British Colony for a substantial period after the war.
§ Colonel Stanley
I am in complete sympathy with my hon. Friend's purpose. The matter must, however, be dealt with as part of the general policy of the United Kingdom and the United Nations towards Germany when the war is won.
§ Sir L. Lyle
May I ask whether it is not a fact that, after the last war, when we had similar restrictions, they were completely evaded, for instance, in Tan- 225 ganyika, where the Germans put up dummies to hold property for them until they were ready to go into it again; and will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman see that this does not happen again?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Dower
Will the right hon. Gentleman remember that Germany adopted this same sort of policy against us very strongly when she held colonies in Africa itself?