HC Deb 15 August 1907 vol 180 c1591

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Clause 13 of the Transvaal Immigration Restriction Bill, to the effect that the burden of proving that a person has not entered or remained in the Colony in contravention of this Act or any regulation shall, in any prosecution for such contravention, lie upon the ac cased person, would apply to coloured subjects of His Majesty who are unrepresented in the Transvaal Legislature; and what steps His Majesty's Government propose to take in the matter.


The Secretary of State apprehends that the Answer 10 the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. On the question of the position of His Majesty's Government regarding the Act, the Secretary of State has nothing to add to the statement made in answer to a Question by the hon. Member for East Leeds on the 12th instant.†