HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 c58W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a forest concession has recently been given by his Department in British East Africa; if so, to whom has this concession been given, and on what terms; what is the size of the forest conceded, and what is its value; and is it the intention of the Colonial Secretary to continue this policy of forest concessions on terms which give all the advantages to the concessionaires?


No forest concession in the East Africa Protectorate has recently been granted by me, though negotiations as to certain forest areas are at present in progress. It will always be my endeavour to secure for the Protectorate the best terms which the circumstances of the particular case allow?