HC Deb 26 August 1907 vol 182 c152

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state whether the sugar planters and others employing the coolies imported into Jamaica are subsidised in regard to same; and, if so, by whom such subsidy is paid, the Home or Colonial Government, and the extent per annum of such subsidy.


The sugar planters pay somewhat less than the total cost of the introduction of the coolies; the balance is borne by the Colonial Government. The excess amount which will be paid by the Colonial Government this year for the introduction of coolies has been estimated at £1,752.