HC Deb 06 April 1949 vol 463 cc185-6W
90. Mr. Dumpleton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of African apprehensions regarding the Labour Supply and Utilization Ordinance, 1948, issued by the Government of Tanganyika; and whether the constitution of the proposed Commission, on which there is strong representation of European industries, will be modified to allay these fears.

Mr. Rees-Williams

The Ordinance in question, which has not yet been brought into force, provides for the appointment of not less than two members to represent the interests of labourers on the Labour Supply Corporation. My right hon. Friend is not aware of any widespread apprehensions among the African population regarding this Ordinance.