HC Deb 20 June 1872 vol 211 c1990

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any steps have been taken upon the Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the treatment of Immigrants in British Guiana?


Sir, an Ordinance, embodying the greater part of the recommendations of the Commissioners and consolidating the law relating to emigration, has been drafted, and, having been carefully examined by the Secretary of State, has been sent out to the Colony, with a strong invitation to the Court of Policy to pass it into law without delay. A further Parliamentary Paper, including this draft Ordinance and Correspondence respecting it, and the report of the Commission, is in preparation, and will be presented in a very few days.