HC Deb 28 June 1911 vol 27 c432

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the notices of removal issued in terms of the Townships Act and Gold Law of the province against certain Indian merchants and others who have been resident and have carried on business for lengthy periods in towns situated on proclaimed gold-mining areas in the Transvaal imply virtual confiscation of business premises of which they are equitable owners, and the compulsory segregation in locations for purposes of trade and residence of such British-Indians, or their withdrawal from the country without compensation; and, if so, will representations be made to the Transvaal Government with a view to mitigate the hardships imposed by the confiscatory and penal clauses of such laws upon British subjects?

Colonel SEELY

This question is at present being investigated by the Government of the Union of South Africa and the Secretary of State for the Colonies is awaiting further information as to it.

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