MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, if he has received a memorial from certain Indians resident in Durban and Zululand, to the effect that regulations have been made in selling Crown lands in the townships of Kondweni and Eshowe, in Zululand, to the effect that only persons of European birth and descent shall be allowed to purchase them, and that a condition of purchase shall be that they shall never be transferred to any other persons but such Europeans on pain of forfeiture to the Crown; and, if so, will he at once order such alteration and amendment in these regulations as shall enable lands in a Crown Colony to be purchased by any of Her Majesty's subjects, regardless of race or colour distinctions?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
I would ask the hon. Member to refer to the answer which I gave in this House as recently as the 891 10th instant to a Question substantially similar to his which was asked by the hon. Member for Bethnal Green. To that answer I have at present nothing to add.