HC Deb 04 December 1916 vol 88 c652

asked the PrimeMinister under what Statute, if any, labour in this country is now being diluted with men of black and yellow races who work under conditions repugnant to white labourers; and, in view of the effects of this change and the impossibility of reconciling it without Statute with the continued independence, of white labour, whether the introduction of coloured labour will be suspended until Parliament has been given an opportunity of considering a Bill on the subject?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on this subject on Tuesday, 21st November. The hon. Member is in error in supposing that coloured labour is now being introduced into this country, but should it be decided to adopt this course no special statutory powers would be required.