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Labour Conditions

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Labour Adviser to the Colonial Office is presently visiting East Africa; and whether he will report on the extent and conditions of forced labour for private employer's in the East African dependencies?

My. Labour Adviser is now on a visit to West Africa, and the important inquiries on which he is there engaged will occupy him fully for some time. It is not contemplated that he will visit East Africa before returning to this country.

This is not an inquiry into any specific question. It is part of the normal tours to be carried out.