HC Deb 06 March 1906 vol 153 c288
MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will inform the House what representations are being made to Natal or the Cape Colony with regard to the statusof British-Indian subjects in those Colonies; and if it is proposed to press the claim of British-Indian subjects for equal rights as regards tenure of land and commercial facilities.


No fresh representations are at present being made. British Indians are not unequally affected by the general law of the Cape or of Natal in respect of holding land or of trading, but some municipalities have power to impose commercial restrictions.