HC Deb 29 March 1911 vol 23 cc1307-8

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Dutch Reformed Churches Union Bill, now passing through the House of Assembly of the South African Union Parliament, enacts that no coloured person of the Dutch Reformed Church of the Cape Colony shall be entitled to claim membership of the church in any of the adjacent provinces; whether this prohibition to British subjects, on the sole ground of colour, to approach the communion table has any precedent in other parts of the Empire; and whether the Home Government has any power or any intention to interfere?


I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to a similar question on the 27th of March. I am not aware of a precedent for the Bill which however is intended to maintain existing conditions.


Is a black skin a colour bar to even Heaven itself?