HC Deb 17 December 1906 vol 167 cc1031-2

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, under the forest concession recently granted in Uganda, the rights of the Natives to obtain wood for building purposes and for fuel are fully secured; and if every precaution will be taken to protect the Natives against the tsetse fly in that part of the concession where it prevails.


The rights of the Natives in the Mabira Forest are, in the Secretary of State's opinion, adequately safeguarded by Sections 18 to 20 of the Agreement with the Mabira Forest Rubber Company. The Secretary of State regrets that he is not aware of any means by which Natives can be effectually protected against the tsetse fly either in the Mabira Forest or elsewhere.