§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether Her Majesty's Government were in a position to give any further information on the subject of Chinese immigration into Australia?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
The Conference of the Colonial Governments on this subject is to meet, as arranged, on the 12th instant; and Her Majesty's Government have communicated fully with the Colonial Governments on the points which appear to them specially deserving of consideration, with a view to the effective restriction of Chinese immigration in the manner most conducive to the general interests of the Australasian Colonies and the Empire at large. Until the Conference has deliberated Her Majesty's Government will necessarily not be in a position to make any further statement of policy.