HC Deb 17 July 1929 vol 230 cc463-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is proposed to group the military garrisons of Tanganyika and Nyasa-land under one command; if so, what administrative arrangements are contemplated for the joint force; what will be the official relations of the joint commander with the Governors concerned; whether any further joint arrangements, administrative or otherwise, involving Tanganyika and Nyasaland are contemplated; and whether His Majesty's Government have come to any decision as to the recommendations affecting Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia of the Committee on Closer Union in East Africa?


A proposal to group the units of the King's African Rifles in Tanganyika and Nyasaland under one command is under consideration. It is intended that the commandant of the joint force should act as military adviser to the Governors of both territories. I am unable to make a. more detailed statement at present. The answer to the last two parts of the question is in the negative.