Rand Disturbances (Commission of Inquiry).

Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Seddon Mr James Seddon , Stoke-on-Trent Hanley

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the South African Government have decided to set up a Commission of Inquiry into the recent outbreak on the Rand, and, if so, have they asked His Majesty's Government to assist?


Yes, Sir. As was announced in the House of Assembly yesterday, a Commission of Inquiry is being set up for the purpose of investigating matters in relation to the recent industrial disturbances. His Majesty's Government were requested by the Union Government, to lend the services of Mr. Brace, Labour Adviser to the Department of Mines, to serve as a member of this Commission, and they were glad to be able to do so. Mr. Brace is, I understand, sailing for South Africa at the end of this week.

Photo of Mr Stanley Holmes Mr Stanley Holmes , Derbyshire North Eastern

What arrangements have been made with regard to the work which Mr. Brace has been accustomed to do, and when is he expected to return to this country?


The first part of the hon. Member's supplementary question should be addressed to the Mines Department. With regard to the second part, it is expected that Mr. Brace's work will occupy about three months.