HC Deb 09 July 1923 vol 166 c940W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the decision of the League of Nations to discuss the question of slavery in the light of information placed at the disposal of the Council; whether the League has made any application, direct or indirect, to him for information as to the existence of surviving slave-owning in British Colonial territories, and the steps taken to abolish the practice; and whether such information has been or will be supplied to the Council?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; to the second part in the negative. Any information required will, of course, be supplied, but slavery does not exist in any part of the Empire.