SIR C. SCHVVANN
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to I the further refusals by the licensing officer, tinder the Dealers' Licensing Act of that Colony, to renew the shop licences of the British-Indian storekeepers of Natal, Ismail Saley Mahomed, storekeeper, of Harding, Natal, established eleven years, T. Mahomed, Ghouse, and Company, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, established eighteen years, Shaboodeen, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, established twenty-five years, M. K. Pillay, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, established several years; and whether he will make further representations to the Natal Government calling attention to the manner in which the Act is being administered.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
No official information has been received, though I have seen one of the cases reported in the Press. In this case the refusal to issue the licence was, I understand, withdrawn. Inquiry shall be made.