HC Deb 02 August 1906 vol 162 c1348
SIR HENRY CRAIK (Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, of the Chinese coolies who applied for repatriation, a certain number are anxious to withdraw their application, but have been refused permission to do so.


Instructions have been given that the cases of coolies who change their minds must be most carefully investigated by the superintendent, and a record kept. If he is completely satisfied that they wish to remain in the Transvaal they are not to be repatriated against their will. I am informed that their have been four such cases. There is no reason to apprehend that any have been refused permission to withdraw their applications.