HC Deb 09 March 1904 vol 131 c568
MR. ASHTON (Bedfordshire, Luton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in any of the legislative Acts passed during the last thirty years dealing with immigrant Asiatic labour in British Crown Colonies, there are any cases of the introduction of the system of confining the coolies in compounds as proposed in the Transvaal; and, if so, in which Acts.


The answer is in the negative, but the hon. Member will see from the Parliamentary Paper of 7th December, 1900, that in Trinidad, for instance, and British Guiana, indentured immigrants are bound to reside on the plantation to which they are indentured and in dwellings assigned to them by the employer.