HC Deb 21 March 1884 vol 286 c459

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the Report of the Commissioners on the Franchise in Jamaica has reached the Colonial Office; whether any protest against the Report has been made by any Member of the Commission; and, whether the Report and the protest will he laid upon the Table of the House?


, in reply, said, that the Report of the Commission had reached the Colonial Office; that it had been accompanied by a protest against a portion of it—namely, the portion which recommended an educational test; and that both the Report and the protest would be laid upon the Table, but not immediately, in order to afford the Secretary of State an opportunity of considering them before coming to a decision upon the matter.