HC Deb 30 May 1912 vol 38 cc1554-5

asked for what reason, and on whose initiative, the recommendation; contained in Resolution XXIV. of the Imperial Conference, 1911, to the effect that the question of securing more uniformity throughout the Empire in the law of alien immigration exclusion should be referred' to the Imperial Royal Commission, has been omitted from the terms of reference of that Commission as recently declared; and whether the assent of the Dominion Government was obtained to the omission?


The terms of reference which, as was stated by the Secretary of State for the Colonies in quoting them on 10th April, have received the concurrence of all the Governments concerned, do not exclude the consideration of immigration law, and it has always been agreed that the question should be considered by the Commission.