HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 c1031

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, with reference to Article No. 40 of the New Hebrides Convention, the words "or she" will be added to insure that women may have the same rights as men with regard to being re-engaged only at their own free I will.


His Majesty's Government are advised that having regard to the provisions of Articles 33 and 40 of the Convention the provisions referring to male labourers in Article 40 apply to females. The suggested addition of the hon. and gallant Member therefore appears unnecessary.