§ MR. GRETTON (Derbyshire, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, if the Australian Immigrattion Bill, recently before the Federal Parliament, has been referred to him; and, if so, whether he has assented to the measure especially in reference to Kanaka labour in Queensland.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
The Immigration Restriction Act in its final form has not yet reached me, but from copies of the Bill in its earlier stages which I have received, it appears that Kanaka labour is excluded from its operation. Special provision has been made for that in the Pacific Islands Labourers Act which has just reached me and is now under consideration.