HC Deb 11 July 1907 vol 178 c44
MR. STAVELEY-HILL (Staffordshire, Kingswinford)

I beg to ask the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies how many female inspectors are to be appointed for the women and children indentured under the New Hebrides Convention.


As no arrangements have ever previously been made for the inspection of labourers employed by British subjects in the Now Hebrides, there is no experience available for guidance in determining the character of the system of inspection required and the number of inspectors; but His Majesty's Government have asked the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific to report on the subject, and have informed him that they regard it as of great importance that the system of inspection should be thoroughly adequate.