HC Deb 08 November 1944 vol 404 c1376W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of conscripted workers in Tanganyika compared with those in 1943; whether he is aware of the criticism of labour conditions contained in the 1943 Labour Department Report; and what action is being taken to deal with this.

Colonel Stanley

The number of conscripted workers at the end of July was 20,214. The number in 1943, up to the end of August, had not at any time exceeded 7,000. I have seen the report for 1943 of the Tanganyika Labour Department, and my Labour Adviser is now in consultation in Tanganyika with the Governor with a view to considering what further measures can be taken in present circumstances for the improvement of labour conditions.