HC Deb 12 June 1907 vol 175 cc1406-7

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Return prepared by the Transvaal showing the number of persons of different nationalities confined in Transvaal prisons on 30th June, 1906, states for what offence the prisoners had been sentenced; and, if so, whether he can state what proportion of the total number of British Indians in prison had been sentenced under the Peace Preservation Act for attempting to enter the Colony in order to carry on trade there.


The Return does not give the particulars for which the hon. Member asks, and I have no information as to the number of British Indians imprisoned for contravention of the Peace Preservation Ordinance, but I will inquire.