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Seychelles (Poll Tax)

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why it is intended to reintroduce a poll tax in the Seychelles in view of its abolition 25 years ago and the fact that large numbers of the inhabitants are landless wage-earners who live mainly on imported food.

My hon. Friend has be misinformed. The Government of Seychelles has, at present, no intention of reintroducing a poll tax.