Tanganyika (Slavery Ordinance).

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 17th May 1922.

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any decision has been taken with regard to the early termination of the system of slavery in Tanganyika Territory?

Mr. WOOD:

Yes, Sir, the penal code now in force in the Territory provides, among other things, that whoever imports, exports, removes, buys, sells or disposes of any person as a slave, or accepts or detains against his will any person as a slave, is punishable by imprisonment with or without hard labour, and is also liable to a fine. A separate Ordinance will be enacted shortly making further provisions which are considered advisable.