HC Deb 10 July 1907 vol 177 cc1593-4
SIR WILLIAM BULL (Hammersmith)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the proceedings in the Legislative Council of Rhodesia, which threaten the imposition upon the British Indians of that Colony of disabilities similar to those of the Transvaal under the Asiatic Law Amendment Act; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) During the recent session of the Legislative Council of Southern Rhodesia one of the elected members moved a resolution asking the Government of the territory to legislate so as to protect the territory from an influx of undesirable Asiatic immigrants, and a promise was given that the subject would be dealt with next session, which will not be held till about this time next year. The Secretary of State has not yet received any proposals from the Administration of Southern Rhodesia, but will inquire further into the matter.