HC Deb 06 July 1916 vol 83 c1675

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether imprisonment of Indian labourers has been abolished in the Fiji Colony; and whether any similar action is being taken by the Governments of Jamaica, British Guiana, Trinidad, or any other colonies?

The SECRETARY Of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Bonar Law)

Imprisonment as a punishment for offences against the laws relating to Indian immigration has been abolished in Fiji, and the Governors of the three West Indian Colonies have under consideration a similar amendment of the laws of their Colonies.