HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 cc1520-1W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government are prepared to advise the principal cocoa firms who still refrain from knowingly purchasing cocoa of Portuguese origin that the present conditions under which native labour is engaged for and employed in the islands of San Thomé and Principé are such as justify the purchase of cocoa?


I should be grateful if the hon. Member would be so good as to furnish me with such information as ho possesses on the question of native labour in the islands mentioned, and I will then consider the question which he puts to me.