HC Deb 07 May 1907 vol 174 c61
SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can afford any assurance that the regulations which are to be framed under the Ordinance for the registration of British Indians in the Transvaal will be free from any humiliating and degrading conditions, ordinarily applicable to convicts and ticket-of-leave men only, such as finger-print impressions of the ten digits for purposes of indentification, which can equally well be secured, by other methods.


General Botha has given His Majesty's Government the assurance that the regulations will be revised with a view to removing so far as possible conditions which are undesirable.