Oral Answers to Questions — Land Sales, Southern Rhodesia.

– in the House of Commons on 22nd June 1922.

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Photo of Mr Benjamin Spoor Mr Benjamin Spoor , Bishop Auckland


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is now in a position to state what steps will be taken to recover payment for the 2,298,000 acres of land in Southern Rhodesia sold by the British South Africa Company, or which no payment had been received?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

As I stated in my reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Colonel Wedgwood) on the 2nd March, this is land which had been granted by the British South Africa Company under permit of occupation, and the purchase price of which had not been paid at the 31st March, 1918. The receipts from such land are credited to the land sales account as and when they accrue.