§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL (Yorkshire, Cleveland)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Indian 343 labourers were serving under indentures in Trinidad, and how many of these were sentenced to imprisonment, and for what offences, in the latest year for which the figures are available.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) The number of Indian immigrants under indenture in 1903 was 8,877. The number of natives of India sentenced to imprisonment in Trinidad in the same year was 2,306; this includes Indians not under indenture, who number about 85,000. Details as to the number of indentured immigrants imprisoned, and of the offences for which they were sentenced, are not available without reference to the colony.