HC Deb 17 March 1882 vol 267 c1141

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether it is the case that the Government of Queensland have asked for permission to introduce Indian coolies into that colony; and, if so, whether Her Majesty's Government, instead of authorising the introduction of indentured coolie labour from our Indian possessions, will recommend the Queensland authorities to repeal the legislation by which they prevented the Chinese from giving the colony the free labour which it appears to require?


No such application as that referred to in the hon. Member's Question has been made.