HC Deb 28 July 1908 vol 193 cc1222-3
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. Shapurji, a Parsee Indian resident of Charlestown, Natal, who has been arrested and ordered to leave the Transvaal as a prohibited immigrant although he was able to fulfil all the educational requirements of the Immigration Laws of that Colony; and whether, in assenting to this law, His Majesty's Government understood the test of desirability to be one of race or of education.


The Secretary of State has made telegraphic inquiry with regard to this case and other British Indian complaints, but no reply has yet been received and, pending the Governor's Report, I am not in a position to make any statement.