Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether the number of offences and imprisonments under the Southern Rhodesian Pass Laws relating to Africans is diminishing; and will he give the figures for 1938, 1939 and 1943.
§ Mr. Emrys Evans
The number of convictions under the Southern Rhodesia Native Passes Act in 1938 was 13,272 and in 1939 13,890. No comparable figure is yet available here for 1943, but the figures for prosecutions from 1940 to 1942 show some increase.