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Land Sales, Southern Rhodesia

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 22 June 1922

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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?

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.