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Questions écrites au élus du Soudan (1947-1954)
in ANFOM Affaires Politiques, Carton 2154, dossier 1

Notes © 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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Question Écrite n°301 du 21 Février 1952 posée par M. Jean Lapart, conseiller de l'Union Française

Lapart asks why the law of 6 Sept 1927 is still on the books. This law limits the right of Africans to sign contracts using their property as collateral for investments.

The answer was that in 1927, this law was intended to protect Africans from certain kinds of unscrupulous swindlers, but admits that in 1952, it is probably no longer necessary.