Oral Answers to Questions — African Protectorates (Rest Compounds)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East 12:00 am, 26th October 1944

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what steps have been taken to organise rest compounds for migratory labour along the main routes of the outlying parts of the African protectorates.

Photo of Mr Paul Emrys-Evans Mr Paul Emrys-Evans , Derbyshire Southern

Legislation is in force in Basutoland, the Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland, providing for rest camps and for medical attention for migratory native labour where the extent of the movement of labour makes this necessary. My Noble Friend is making inquiries from the High Commissioner as to the measures taken to implement this legislation, and I will give my hon. and gallant Friend particulars as soon as they are received.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Can my hon. Friend tell me whether the permissive legislation has ever brought about any result, and, if so, what?