HC Deb 13 May 1908 vol 188 c1131
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the Transvaal Government Gazette Extraordinary of 30th March, 1908, containing the draft of the new Gold Law of that Colony, and particularly to Sections 127 and 128; and whether the effect of the proposed new law will be to deprive coloured persons, including British-Indians, of the right they now possess to trade and reside in the mining districts of Johannesburg, Boxburg, and Krugersdorp, and compel them to remove for both trade and residence into compounds, locations, or bazaars.


Yes, sir. I do not think that the law will deprive Indians of the rights which they now possess, but the Secretary of State is communicating with the Governor with regard to these clauses.