HC Deb 16 July 1959 vol 609 cc45-6W
47. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will now state whether he is satisfied that the Territorial Labour Officer in Johannesburg, appointed by the Government of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, is able to carry out his functions effectively.

Mr. J. Amery

We are satisfied that the Territorial Labour Officer is in a position to fulfil effectively his main function of looking after the interests of African labour recruited in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland by the Wit-watersrand Native Labour Association for work in the gold mines. The Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland Governments, however, are anxious that he should also have wider facilities and discretion when visiting farms where labour from those territories is employed. Representations are being made in this respect to the Government of the Union of South Africa.