HC Deb 31 March 1908 vol 187 c309

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has received from the Trinidad Working Men's Association a communication to the effect that, owing to the number of East Indian and West Indian labourers unemployed in the town and country districts of the colony, and to the number of East Indians unemployed inhabiting public lodging-houses licensed by ordinance, and owing also to the predominance of crime, particularly among East Indians, the association protests against the importation of another 2,400 East Indian immigrants, as set out in the application by the Protector of Immigrants laid on the table of the Legislative Council of the Colony at its meeting of 17th February, 1908, and feels the time has arrived that any further importation of such coolies should be at once stopped; and, if so, can he state whether it is the intention of the Government to accede to such latter request.


No, Sir. No such communication has been received.