HC Deb 20 June 1938 vol 337 c717W
Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state the wages paid to gold miners in Kenya, Government labourers in Nyasaland, and labourers in Rhodesian tobacco plantations?

Mr. M. MacDonald

According to my latest information, which referred to 1936, the average monthly wage of native gold miners in Kenya was then 10s. and of Government labourers in Nyasaland 8s. 6d. The average monthly wage of labourers in Northern Rhodesia tobacco plantations is about 7s. 6d.