Oral Answers to Questions — Rodriguez (Under-Nourishment).

– in the House of Commons at on 28 July 1931.

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Photo of Mr John McShane Mr John McShane , Walsall

68.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that a large proportion of the inhabitants of Rodriguez are suffering from under-nourishment; and, if so, what action he proposes to take in the matter?

Photo of Dr Thomas Shiels Dr Thomas Shiels , Edinburgh East

My Noble Friend has received no information as to the existence of a state of under-nourishment among the inhabitants of Rodriguez, but the Governor is visiting the island in the course of the next few days and he is being asked to report.

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

Does not the hon. Gentleman think it would be a good thing to send them some bounty-fed sugar from England?