HC Deb 13 March 1906 vol 153 cc1094-5
MR. WALKER (Leicestershire, Melton)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary † See (4) Debates, clii., 338. of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the incompleteness of the information contained in the volumes of correspondence, he will publish, as a Parliamentary Paper, the telegrams of the Premiers of Australia and New Zealand, and the Resolutions of the Houses of Parliament of Australia, New Zealand, and Cape Colony on the subject of Chinese labour for the Transvaal, and the purport of any similar action taken by any other Colonial Premiers or Colonial Houses of Parliament.


The expressions of opinion to which the hon. Member refers have already been published in Parliamentary Papers. For Australia see page 28 of Cd. 1941 and page 3 of Cd. 2104; for New Zealand page 231 of Cd. 1895, page 28 of Cd. 1941, page 47 of Cd. 2401; for the Cape Colony pages 44, 45, and 54 of Cd. 1895; and for Natal page 3 of Cd. 1986. It would be contrary to practice and rule to reprint these Papers.