HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 c1031

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether some further provisions for holidays can be instituted for the indentured labourers recruited in the New Hebrides, beyond that of the Sabbath Day, during the three years or more of their indenture.


There is at present no legal provision forbidding British planters in the New Hebrides to cause their labourers to work on Sundays. If it is found that the legal minimum of holidays is insufficient, His Majesty's Government will consider what steps can be taken to make further provisions.