HC Deb 17 May 1906 vol 157 c640
SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the operation of the system of Transvaal permits, under which an educated Indian gentleman, a student of the Middle Temple, Mr. Suliman Manga, was lately refused even temporary permission to enter the Transvaal as a British subject, but was subsequently accorded permission to do so as a native of Portuguese territory in India; and whether, having regard 10 the effect produced in India when it becomes known that a native of Portuguese Goa is treated in a British Crown Colony with a consideration which is denied to him as a subject of the British Indian Empire, he will take stops to remove or modify the restrictions which are at present placed upon the movements of British Indian subjects in a British Crown Colony.


The Secretary of State is at present without information upon this case, but he will make prompt inquiry.