HC Deb 29 November 1852 vol 123 cc769-70

Order for Second Reading read.


said, he much doubted the propriety of anticipating the future resources of a colony like Jamaica. The aim of the Bill was quite obvious, and it applied to the removal of the Coolies as injurious, not beneficial, to the island.


said, that the Bill was intended more particularly to meet the special case of Jamaica, which colony, by the unfortunate financial circumstances into which it had fallen, had been unable to keep faith with these Coolies. It was considered that a Bill of this nature would be the most convenient method of supplying the deficiency, and he hoped that it would be allowed to pass through the House without unnecessary delay.

Bill read 2°.

The House adjourned at half after Nine o'clock.