HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 c327
55. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister what steps have been taken to repatriate coloured labourers at present in the country?


Transport accommodation has been provided from time to time by the Ministry of Shipping, and I am in communication with the Ministry and other Departments concerned with a view to the provision of further accommodation as soon as possible.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is it optional for the coloured labourers to take advantage of this means of transport, or is it left to them? Are they requesting to go back to their own country?


Those who are British subjects cannot, of course, be compelled to go back, but every opportunity is being offered them to go.