asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will advise the withdrawal of the Labour Supply and Utilisation Ordinance, 1948, by the Government of Tanganyika in view of the objections of the African population.
No, Sir, I am unaware of any widespread African objection to this Ordinance. I should add that the Ordinance has not been brought into operation.
As the Ordinance has not been brought into operation, would it not be wise to consider its abrogation?
No, not at this stage. It may be required a little later.