Oral Answers to Questions — Disturbances, Kenya.

– in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Waterson Mr Alfred Waterson , Kettering

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the death roll amongst the natives at Nairobi has increased beyond that given in the first telegrams?

Mr. WOOD:

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the question of the hon. Member for Pontypool yesterday.

Photo of Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck , Nottingham South

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the membership of the committee which held an inquiry into the shooting of natives at Nairobi was composed entirely of white men; and whether he proposes to take any steps to secure the appointment of a committee, including natives and Indians, to investigate the causes leading up to this lamentable incident?

Mr. WOOD:

I have no information as to any inquiry. I propose to await the despatch which the Governor is sending on this subject.

Photo of Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck , Nottingham South

Will the hon. Gentleman find out whether representatives of the native State and/or of the Native Affairs Commission have a place upon the committee?

Mr. WOOD:

I do not think my Noble Friend heard the first part of my answer; which was that I had no information as to such inquiry.

Photo of Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck , Nottingham South

Yes, and I asked my hon. Friend if he would kindly find out?

Mr. WOOD:

Oh. I will.