Labour Ordinance.

Oral Answers to Questions — Kenyacolony. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the ordinance amending the forced labour ordinance of Kenya Colony has yet been passed through the legislative council of Kenya; and, if not, can he say to what this delay is due?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

The ordinance has passed through the Legislative Council, but in order to provide for certain Amendments considered necessary by the Secretary of State it will be necessary for it to be re-committed. The delay in completing this legislation is due to the necessity for obtaining drafts of the proposed law from Kenya, Uganda and Zanzibar, and for considering and collating the drafts when received.