HC Deb 02 June 1908 vol 189 cc1700-1
SIR C. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the recent developments of the Indian situation in the Transvaal, and especially to the British-Indian contention that the Transvaal Government now propose to act contrary to the agreement of January last by enforcing the Registration Law against some 5,000 British Indians entitled to return to the Colony, as a condition of their re-entry; and whether, in view of the dissatisfaction aroused in India by this legislation at the beginning of the year, His Majesty's Government will make friendly representations in the matter to the Government of the Transvaal.


The Secretary of State has no information regarding the alleged proposal of the Transvaal Government, but as was stated by the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies yesterday, inquiry is being made of the Governor, and I am not in a position to add anything pending his reply.