HC Deb 11 April 1907 vol 172 c354

I beg to ask the-Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that a feeling exists amongst the majority of the inhabitants of Mauritius for an increase in the number of elected members sitting in the Legislative Council; has any communication on this subject been submitted to the Colonial Office during the last three years; and, if so, will the complete correspondence be issued as a Parliamentary Paper.


The answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. The only representation on the subject which has been received during the last three years is one from inhabitants of the district of Flaines Wilhems asking for an additional member for the district, which the Governor was unable to endorse. The Secretary of State does not propose to lay Papers.