HC Deb 28 January 1931 vol 247 cc981-2W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the allegation made in the League of Nations Commission's Report on Slavery in Liberia that the reputation of good administration in British Colonies in West Africa has been used to decoy African natives on to ships calling at Liberian ports, and that these natives are then enslaved with the connivance of the Liberian authorities; whether he will cause a special inquiry to be made into this point; and whether steps will be taken to warn captains of ships that they should do their utmost to prevent this form of slave traffic?


I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to the reply returned by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade to a similar question put by the hon. Member for Blackley (Mr. P. Oliver) on 27th January.

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