23 JULY 1927, Page 3

A White Paper (Cmd. 2904, 2d.) was issued last week

in regard to East Africa. It is really the result of Mr. Ormesby-Gore's visit to those parts and the meetings in East Africa and London of the local Governors and chief officials. It confirms the British theory of Colonial government, practically adopted by the League of Nations for mandated territories and stated in regard to Kenya in 1923, that the interests of the natives are a trust and should prevail over those of-immigrant races. The time is not ripe for responsible self-government, which is the ultimate goal, nor yet for an unofficial majority in the Council. The most difficult problems are due to the dual policy by which native production must -be encouraged side by side with developing the greatest productive power, which means production by the experience of white men.