§ MR. TALBOT (Oxford University)
To ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether marriage with the sister or niece of a deceased wife has been recently legalised in the British East African Protectorate; and, if so, upon what grounds this step has been taken.
(Answered by Lord Granborne). The marriage law prevailing in the Protectorates administered by the Colonial Office was recently adopted as a whole for British East Africa. The provisions to which my right hon. friend refers are, it appears, included in that law, but I 1074 was not aware of it until his Question called my attention to the fact.