HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 c456
SIR HENRY CRAIK (Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that a committee appointed by the Government of the Transvaal to consider means for the prevention of outrages by the Chinese labourers, after hearing evidence from farmers and others, recommended that the area in which Chinese with leave-permits are permitted to roam should be contracted from an area of about 1,600 square miles to one of about 160 square miles, he will say whether this Amendment, which met with the approval of every section of the Transvaal population, was negatived by His Majesty's Government.


The hon. Member will see from the telegram of June 11th, printed at page 124 of Cd. 3025, that His Majesty's Government wore not prepared to agree to contract the area for all leave-permits by legal enactment. His Majesty's Government have accepted a number of the committee's recommendations which, it may be anticipated, will ensure more satisfactory control.