HC Deb 07 March 1870 vol 199 c1371

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, If a late Report made by a Commission of the Legislature of New South Wales, on the subject of the deportation and importation of Polynesians as labourers, has been received at the Colonial Office; and, if so, if he will have any objection to lay the Report, and any Papers connected with it, upon the Table of the House.


said, in reply, that the Report referred to by the hon. and gallant Member had been received at the Colonial Office, and that there would be no objection to lay it upon the Table. With regard, however, to the Papers connected with that Report, seeing that the evidence alone occupied ninety closely printed pages, he thought that it would hardly be necessary to lay them upon the Table. The hon. and gallant Member, however, could have au opportunity of inspecting them if he desired to do so.