HC Deb 27 May 1908 vol 189 cc1094-5

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Clause 128 of the Bill to consolidate and amend the law relating to prospecting and mining published in the Transvaal Government Gazette on 30th March, which enacts that no coloured person shall be permitted to reside in proclaimed fields, except in bazaars, locations, mining compounds, and such other places as the mining commissioner may permit, is intended to apply to the Indian population; and whether, if the law is passed, all Indians, whatever their trade or occupation, would be required to reside in bazaars, locations, or mining compounds.


The Secretary of State is in communication with the Governor regarding the Bill, and pending his Report it is not possible for me to add anything to what I have already said on the subject.