HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2169W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the proportions of territory in the Cameroons which are being administered by Great Britain and France, respectively; whether the boundaries between the two spheres of -administration have been drawn with due regard to the interests of the native tribes so that no tribe has been split in two by the division; and whether the existing boundaries are to be regarded as permanent?


About one-ninth of the Cameroons is now in British military occupation, the remainder being administered by the French. My information does not enable, me to say whether tribes have been divided by this arrangement. It is, of course, provisional, and in certain contingencies the point raised by the hon. Member would require consideration and would doubtless receive it.